Wednesday, May 31, 2017

MLB news: Harper, Strickland suspended for brawl

      After a brawl on Monday, Washington Nationals RF Bryce Harper and San Francisco Giants RHP Hunter Strickland have both been suspended. Harper will miss three games, Strickland will sit out for six. For a video of the brawl, click here (MLB) .

      Harper, 24, has a .322 batting average, an NL leading 15 homers and 41 RBIs in 174 ABs this year. He has a career .282 batting average, 136 homers, 375 RBIs and 58 steals in 2510 ABs. He's a four time all-star, and one time MVP, ROY (obviously a one time winner) and silver slugger over six years, all in Washington.

       Strickland, 28, has a 1.53 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 17.2 innings this year, he has a career ERA of 2.50 in 137 innings, punching out 134 batters, all as a member of the Giants. In 2014, he won a World Series.

       During the incident, Giants 1B Mike Morse was injured, and was placed on the 7-day concussion DL. They recalled 2B Kelby Tomlinson in his place.

       Morse, 35, has a .194 batting average, one homer and three RBIs in 36 ABs this year. He has a career batting average of .274, with 105 homers and 355 RBIs in 2569 ABs for the Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins, Baltimore Orioles, Nationals and Seattle Mariners.

       Tomlinson, 26, has a .231 batting average with no homers, an RBI and two steals in 26 ABs this year. He has a career .294 batting average, with two homers, 27 RBIs and 12 steals in 310 ABs, all with San Francisco.

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