Bryce Harper brawl-related suspension reduced to three games, reports say

Bryce Harper brawl-related suspension reduced to three games, reports say

Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker called Strickland's drilling of Bryce Harper on Monday, in apparent payback for Harper's animated reaction to his two homers off the Giants reliever in the 2014 playoffs, "a selfish act". However, because of the agregious nature of Strickland's pitch, many around baseball felt the similarities in sentence lengths were unfair to Harper, so MLB clearly had a change of heart.

Harper, who escalated the confrontation by charging the mound, throwing his helmet in Strickland's direction and fighting him, was suspended for four games.

Bryce Harper will serve a three-game suspension starting Wednesday night.

Harper, who originally was suspended four games for charging the mound Monday after getting intentionally hit in the right hip by a 98 miles per hour fastball from reliever Hunter Strickland, will sit out tonight's series finale against the Giants and the first two games of the Nationals' weekend series in Oakland. He has also appealed the punishment.

Each player also was fined an undisclosed amount.

However, both Harper and Baker said that it appeared the Giants were surprised by the beaning and that Buster Posey the Giants catcher did not make an attempt to stop an irate Harper from reaching the pitcher.

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"You can't really worry about what Major League Baseball is going to do because you don't really know", Harper said. "Whatever they say goes and I'm just going to worry about the four games I got and see what I can do".

"It's just insane that it even happened yesterday after three years to do that", Harper said.

"I'm obviously not thrilled about (the suspension)". After three years, to do that, I don't know what was going through his mind or how upset he was the last couple years. "We'll go from there".

Harper, who is tied for the National League lead with 15 home runs and has a.322 average and 41 RBIs, will be eligible to return Sunday as the Nationals finish off a series at Oakland.

Harper has been slumping over the last two weeks. In the end, Harper gets off with a slightly reduced sentence.

"This is why we don't have our pitchers throw at guys or start things, because that's what the other team would do too, " Bochy said.

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