Bryce Harper almost knew it was coming, and he didn’t hold back on Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland.
To start the eighth inning on Monday, Harper was hit by a 98 mph fastball in the hip and immediately charged the mound. Harper threw his helmet at Strickland, which went wide, but then went straight to the Giants pitcher and threw punches to spark a massive brawl.
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Harper and Strickland both exchanged punches, and Harper landed a hard punch to Strickland’s face.
The bad blood between the two players goes back nearly three years. Harper hit two long home runs off Strickland in 2014. The two hadn’t faced each other again until Monday.
Both Harper and Strickland were ejected.