Major League Baseball expected to reduce Harper's suspension by 1 game

Major League Baseball has reduced its suspension for the Washington Nationals right fielder by one game, according to multiple reports. 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.

Strickland was suspended six games for his part in the fight.

Harper will begin serving his suspension Wednesday as the Nationals close out their series with the Giants; they begin a three-game set with the Athletics on Friday.

Both Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland were suspended and fined for fighting on Monday.

Harper argued that his punishment was excessive when considering the fact he had no reason to expect Strickland's intentional plunking.


Strickland accepted responsibility for hitting Harper but expressed no regret. "Whatever they say goes and I'm just going to worry about the four games I got and see what I can do".

"I'm obviously not thrilled about it", Strickland said. He went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts, booed vociferously by the crowd at AT&T Park every time he stepped to the plate.

Harper still sounded bewildered that Strickland would hold a grudge for so long, saying, "It's just insane that it even happened yesterday". Harper, the National League MVP in 2015 leads Washington with 15 homers, 41 RBIs along with 44 runs scored. "I don't know. I don't know what was going through his mind or how upset he was the past couple of years".

Washington led 2-0 with two outs in the eighth and none on when Strickland drilled Harper on the first pitch — a 98 miles per hour fastball.

On the other hand, the Giants were also forced to place veteran utility man Michael Morse on he club's seven-day concussion disabled list due to his role in the recent altercation. "We as a whole group and team, we stick together".


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