by Cutter Hicks, Sports 1140 KHTK
MLB finally brought down the hammer on San Francisco Giants’ Hunter Strickland as they denied his appeal to lower his six-game suspension due to a bench-clearing brawl with Nationals’ Bryce Harper during their May 29 matchup.
Strickland plunked Harper in the hip with a 98 mph fastball. Harper then gestured at Strickland, threw his helmet and ran at the Giants pitcher before the two exchanged blows as benches cleared.
Harper already served his three-game suspension and, after a long wait, Strickland will finally begin serving his six-game timeout on Monday against the Braves.