Nationals' Harper to face nemesis: Giants' Cain

Nationals' Harper to face nemesis: Giants' Cain

Nationals' Harper to face nemesis: Giants' Cain

Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper and San Francisco Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland were hit with suspensions on Tuesday for their role in a spectacular bench-clearing brawl during their Memorial Day game.

Both players have been fined an undisclosed amount but have signalled their intention to appeal.

At this time, both players are electing to appeal their suspensions, which will leave them eligible to play at this time.

Both Harper and Strickland may be facing suspensions for the incident, but Major League Baseball could come down harder on Strickland if a home run three years ago played a part in intentionally hitting someone.

Her added Harper's suspension came "for charging the mound, throwing his helmet and fighting".

The fight is long over, but the battle rages on for Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper, who now turns his sights towards Major League Baseball.

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The Giants' catcher took some heat on Monday when he stood in place, no reaction at all, to the sight of Bryce Harper charging the mound and triggering a brawl with pitcher Hunter Strickland. They then broke apart for a moment before squaring off again.

After the fight on Monday, Strickland essentially said those incidents were in his head while pitching to Harper.

The Nationals pointed some fingers, which the Braves laughed off, and then, when Stephen Strasburg finally felt compelled to do something - against his manager Davey Johnson's wishes - it turned into a fiasco, with Strasburg hitting Justin Upton in the first inning after Jason Heyward homered, and then seemingly lost control and bizarrely threw back-to-back pitches behind Andrelton Simmons. Harper on the other hand is the Nationals three-hold hitter, who a third of the way through the season is batting.331 with 15 dingers and 41 RBIs. "I'm pretty sure Harper was lucky that they collided, because Samardzija was coming in to do some damage". "No, not in that situation", Harper said. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Bryan Morris and George Kontos will fill in as the setup man in Strickland's absence. "Whatever they say goes and I'm just going to worry about the four games I got and see what I can do".

Gio Gonzalez pitched into the seventh inning to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Tuesday night. "I don't know why he did it or what he did it for".

After the first homer, Strickland said he wasnt afraid of Harper. "Most teams I've had, we don't start anything, but we don't take nothing".

He said that "like an ignorant redneck, I thought, 'Wouldn't it be awesome to throw a catfish on the ice at this game?'" You don't get him back by drilling him, because that can really hurt somebody. Samardzija was a significant actor in the brawl, accidentally running into teammate Michael Morse when he tried to go after Harper. If there is anyone who saw it and doesn't believe if was intentional, who buys Strickland's non-credible assertion that he was just trying to come inside on Harper, I have some oceanfront property in Arizona I'll give you a good price on.

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