Sport Giants P Hunter Strickland loses appeal, begins 6-game suspension for Bryce Harper incident

23:25  19 june  2017
23:25  19 june  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Both players will appeal the decisions and both received fines. Multiple Ejections After Massive Brawl Between Giants And Nationals. Hunter Strickland drilled Bryce Harper with an eighth-inning pitch that sparked a brouhaha between…

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There is widespread agreement on one topic the day after a bench-clearing brawl that led to a six - game suspension for Giants reliever Hunter Strickland and a four-game ban for Washington slugger Bryce Harper .

Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland has lost his appeal of his six-game suspension for his involvement in an on-field skirmish with the Nationals and will begin serving the suspension Monday, the Bay Area News Group reported.

The Giants open a four-game series at Atlanta on Monday, then take on the Mets in a three-game set at home.

MLB originally suspended Nats outfielder Bryce Harper four games, reduced to three after his appeal and already served, and Strickland for six games for their roles in a benches-clearing incident May 29 at AT&T Park.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - There is widespread agreement on one topic the day after a bench-clearing brawl that led to a six - game suspension for Giants reliever Hunter Strickland and a four-game ban for Washington slugger Bryce Harper .

SAN FRANCISCO -- There is widespread agreement on one topic the day after a bench-clearing brawl that led to a six - game suspension for Giants reliever Hunter Strickland and a four-game ban for Washington slugger Bryce Harper .

Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland © (Getty Images) Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland

Strickland plunked Harper on the hip with a 98-mph fastball with his first pitch to the Nationals' star in the eighth inning to set off the incident that ended with Strickland being dragged to the Giants dugout by three of his teammates.

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