The Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants started their series in San Francisco on Monday afternoon.
Things were rolling smoothly as the Giants were down 2-0 in the 8th inning when Bryce Harper came up to the plate.
Pitching for the Giants was reliever Hunter Strickland, who has been owned by Bryce Harper in their previous encounters.
Bryce Harper took Hunter Strickland deep multiple times during the 2014 NLDS. A series in which the Giants would go on to win, as well as that year’s World Series.
Strickland gave Harper no chance at another home run, drilling him in on his back side, below the belt, on the very first pitch. Harper, not wanting to be Strickland’s punching bag did not take kindly to the situation and he charged the mound. Punches were thrown and landed by both Strickland and Harper.
Hunter Strickland had to be escorted off of the field by multiple members of the Giants team as he looked like he was willing to hurt any man that stood in his way.
The Giants ended up dropping the game 3-0 and are dropping towards the San Diego Padres at the bottom of the National League West.