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San Francisco Giants: Bryce Harper, Hunter Strickland Trade Punches

May 29, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland (60) punches Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) after Harper was hit by the pitch of Strickland during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
May 29, 2017; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland (60) punches Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) after Harper was hit by the pitch of Strickland during the eighth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
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The San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals cleared the benches today, in what was most certainly not your typical bench clearing, as Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland exchanged a few punches.

San Francisco Giants reliever, Hunter Strickland, and Bryce Harper have a bit of a history dating back to the 2014 NLDS. In the top of the eighth inning, they faced off for the first time since that 2014 NLDS. It didn’t end very nice.

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Harper got plunked in the hip, and then proceeded to charge the mound. When he got there, he was met by a flurry of punches, and got caught in the jaw pretty good by Strickland. Harper did end up landing a punch on Strickland before everyone came together in a pile in front of the pitcher’s mound.

The fight ended with Bryce Harper being held back by one teammate, and five Giants attempting to somewhat budge the mountain of a human being that is Strickland.

What might be the most funny, or the most pathetic thing from this entire ordeal was Bryce Harper epically failing at throwing a helmet at Strickland. Plenty were out to make fun of the helmet throw.

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We’ll keep this updated as more comes out on this, including quotes, and potential (incoming) suspensions.

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