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Bryce Harper Starts Fight After Getting Hit by Pitch During Nationals-Giants Game

The game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants took an abrupt turn after Bryce Harper ended up in bench-clearing brawl with Hunter Strickland.

During the 8th inning of the game, Strickland threw a pitch that ended up nailing Harper on his side. In response, Harper threw away his helmet and bat before rushing the mound and starting a fistfight with Strickland.

Both teams promptly rushed the field in order to restrain the two players. Harper and Strickland were reportedly ejected after the fight.

The brawl garnered plenty of reactions on Twitter:

A lot of attention especially went towards how awkwardly Harper threw away his helmet:

Watch above, via ESPN.

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