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Buster Posey Told By Giants To 'Stay Out Of Pile'

Buster Posey Told By Giants To 'Stay Out Of Pile'

"I don't want to go into a baseball game trying to fight somebody, especially when it's in the past, so in the past it's not even relevant anymore, " Harper said.

The incident seems to have carried over from a 2014 beef between these two Major League Baseball players.

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

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Harper did not indicate he was looking for Strickland to apologize for hitting him with a first-pitch fastball to the hip in the eighth inning. Torre has had his chances to get it right, and not even for the first time this season, following the Matt Barnes/Manny Machado incident, flubbing it so badly as to make you wonder if he can even say, "But I watch a lot of games!"

Bochy repeated Strickland's defense that the right-hander was merely trying to throw inside - a story that, no matter how implausible, he can not stray from telling as he hopes to whittle down his suspension on appeal.

This is bad news for the Washington Nationals, as the Bryce Harper suspension takes away the best hitter in their lineup. Monday was the first time Strickland faced Harper since that NLDS. When Strickland didn't back down, Harper flung his helmet at him - missing badly - and charged the mound. This has led to the opinion that the suspensions will remain the same following the appeals. His issues are emblematic of the Giants' larger struggles, as the perennial contender is 22-32 and 11.5 games behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West. Coming out of the long weekend, Ryan Zimmerman had 65 hits, 33 runs, 14 homers and 40 RBI, while Daniel Murphy had 58 hits, 30 runs and 35 RBI. Strickland was apparently still sore that Harper had taken him deep twice.

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The bad blood between the Harper and Strickland goes back almost three years, when Harper homered twice of Strickland in 2014 National League Division Series between the teams. In his 68.1 innings and 5-3 record this year, Scherzer has a 2.77 ERA with 89 Ks. The team will certainly miss the depth that he provides when he fulfills this six-game suspension. Both players exchanged punches to the head before teammates joined the fracas. As for Cain, he's got a 1.21 ERA in his home starts this year, but hasn't been getting much run support at all. Missing a week worth of games might hurt his overall numbers though. The Nationals are the aggrieved team.

Buster Posey hit an RBI single in the seventh to cut the deficit to 6-3 but it was simply too little, too late for the struggling Giants to mount a comeback.

"Given his injury that took him out for a whole year, that has everything to do with it..." Baseball Senior Vice President Joe Garagiola Jr. typically hears player appeals.

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Bryce Harper, of the Washington Nationals, has been reportedly suspended for four games.


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