Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Hunter Strickland suspended 6 games, Bryce Harper 4

In a hurry, too. "You could see it in all their faces and reactions".

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. Another reason is the two home runs Harper hit off Strickland in the 2014 MLB Playoffs. Per Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Harper will receive four games, while Strickland will get six.

"I honestly - and I've talked about this before - I've never felt the other team has embarrassed me on a baseball field", Maddon said. It's true that he didn't have to charge the mound.

Posey addressed his hesitance to join the fight after the game.

Posey got a concussion last month from a beaning.

"There were some big guys tumbling around out there", he said. "So it was a little unsafe to get in there".

Harper later expressed incredulity that Strickland could still be nursing a grudge.

Hunter Strickland and Bryce Harper learned their fate following Monday afternoon's brawl.

Posey declined to elaborate beyond his postgame comments Monday, when he said he didn't try to break up the fight because "there's some big guys tumbling around on the ground" and "it'd be a little risky to get in there sometimes". Calixte also played all three outfield positions after beginning the game in left.

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

No injuries were reported in either clubhouse. After the second, Harper stared at Strickland as he rounded the bases.

"It just wasn't relevant. I don't know why he did it or what he did it for, but I guess it happens". I don't remember thinking Harper did anything out of the norm, " Blevins said. Or flash your World Series ring at him.

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Also scheduled to attend the IISS security summit is South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo. "I basically said to him two things".

Angry, Harper did at least appreciate there was no head-hunting. He continued to say that he did not know why Strickland decided this was the appropriate time for revenge. "So obviously I'd rather miss in than over the plate". “Im kind of thankful that Mikey Mo and Samardzija collided because Samardzija saw blood a little bit, I thought.

"He made a decision to come out, that's what he chose to do".

"You can't really worry about what Major League Baseball is going to do because you don't really know", Harper said. Any brawls like this will come with consequences. I was pretty fired up, to be honest. It's part of the process going out there and playing the game. San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy said Bryan Morris and George Kontos will fill in as the setup man in Strickland's absence.

"It looks bad, it does", he said. "We've been struggling and we're trying to get out of it".

You don't want the message to get confused.

Nationals manager Dusty Baker tried to deflect some of the attention, insisting to a large group of reporters that he felt Harper's suspension was unfair.

"We were ahead 2-0, two outs and nobody on base". "They're a tough lineup and good things happen when you put the ball in play". He's not a punching bag, he's human with emotions. You're going to attempt to regulate it, and like I said before, I'm so not into over-regulation of anything - my politics are showing through right there - but I don't know exactly what can be done. Morse and Samardzija were among the first players to reach Strickland and Harper on the mound. "History is history, some people hold it longer than others".

Scherzer is coming off a great outing, allowing just one run in 8.2 innings and striking out 13 back on Friday.

Koda Glover worked the ninth for his seventh save in eight chances.

Ryan Zimmerman hit his 14th homer, off Matt Moore (2-6).

Through his first 46 games this season, Harper is again putting up MVP numbers in the National League.

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