Hunter Strickland’s appeal denied, will serve six-game suspension



Hunter Strickland won’t get his way.


The Giants reliever, who received a six-game suspension for throwing at Bryce Harper and fighting the Nationals right fielder, was denied his appeal and will begin serving his suspension immediately, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.


Both players had been suspended following the fight, with Harper being hit with a four-game ban, but the young slugger accepted a one-game reduction.

While Bryce Harper had his suspension reduced by a single game, Hunter Strickland received no such break.

While Bryce Harper had his suspension reduced by a single game, Hunter Strickland received no such break.

(Kelley L Cox/USA Today Sports)


Strickland, however, received no such deal, in large part because his actions – “intentionally hitting Harper with a pitch, inciting the bench-clearing incident and fighting” – were considered to be more severe by the league.


His supension, which begins Monday night against the Braves, will carry through the first two games against the Mets, with him being slated to return Sunday for the Giants-Mets series finale.

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