Bryce Harper trades punches with Giants’ Hunter Strickland, sets off brawl

Elite Womens Su’a Cravens Jersey Bryce Harper is probably rethinking his idea to charge Hunter Strickland. (EDIT: Eh, probably not.)

The Nationals outfielder took a hand to the face from the Giants reliever Monday at the start of a benches-clearing brawl. Harper eventually landed a right hand on Strickland.

Harper went out to the mound, then threw his helmet at Strickland, after Strickland threw behind him (and hit him in the hip).

Both teams came charging from the dugouts and bullpens as Harper and Strickland brawled. Giants pitcher Jeff Samardzija accidentally clipped Giants first baseman Michael Morse as the two arrived on scene.

Paul Stastny Limited Jersey Padres second baseman Yangervis Solarte likely saved a run with this defensive gem as the Padres handed the Cubs their sixth straight loss.

Now, this could just be a hot start for Gonzalez. Many times, baseball writers and fans have fallen into the trap of thinking that a player has made a complete turnaround after a few average seasons. But Gonzalez is at the age where a breakout season is possible.

Deven Marrero hit two of Boston’s season-high six home runs in the 13-7 win at Guaranteed Rate Field, which greeted Sale with a standing ovation as he took the mound for the first time since the blockbuster trade to Boston in the offseason. Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Xander Bogaerts and Mitch Moreland also went deep for the Red Sox, who have won for the seventh time in nine games.

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