Multiple ejections occur after the massive brawl Bryce Harper started Monday afternoon.
The biggest brawl of the 2017 baseball season just went down in the Bay Area today. During Monday afternoons game between the Washington Nationals & San Francisco Giants, Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland drilled Nationals superstar Bryce Harper with an eighth-inning pitch that sparked a massive brawl.
Harper immediately headed toward the mound to throw his helmet & hands at Strickland, leading both benches to immediately empty with players shoving and tackling each other. In fact, the pitcher Strickland had to be assisted off the field by 4 Giants players after being ejected along with Harper.
The bad blood between these two teams stems back to 2014 during the NLDS, when Harper took Strickland yard in Game 1 of the series and apparently was showboating too much for Strickland's liking. However, it took him 3 years later to finally get his payback.
Check out the footage of the brawl (below), and look for the two teams to face off again Tuesday.
Bryce Harper vs. Hunter Strickland. WE HAVE OURSELVES A BRAWL! pic.twitter.com/58RQH17NaN— Chat Sports (@ChatSports) May 29, 2017
Bryce Harper's helmet throw gets the treatment pic.twitter.com/vp0wYQWv4b— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) May 29, 2017