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:
This was awesome. They both connected pic.twitter.com/9M9ANsAt4W
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) May 29, 2017
Hunter Strickland is a moron for throwing at Bryce Harper.
Bryce Harper was stupid for inciting a brawl and putting himself at risk.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 29, 2017
Bryce Harper looks like a character from Street Fighter pic.twitter.com/4R4RifS17Y
— Carmen Kiew (@carmenkiew) May 29, 2017
BRYCE HARPER IS MAKING BASEBALL FUN AGAIN!! pic.twitter.com/ZcnZuDdUgo
— 49th Street (@49thStSports) May 29, 2017
I want someone to hold me like Ryan Zimmerman holds Bryce Harper pic.twitter.com/0cWZsVWOrI
— RJ Loubier (@ThoseRJs) May 29, 2017
A lot of attention especially went towards how awkwardly Harper threw away his helmet:
Bryce Harper helmet throw vs. 50 Cent first pitch pic.twitter.com/jFw3JJvMVc
— Jack Korte (@JackMyNBC5) May 29, 2017
Bryce Harper throws his helmet as accurately as a Browns QB throws a football
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) May 29, 2017
Bryce Harper gets drilled, charges the mound, throws helmet like a little girl. pic.twitter.com/qRs7S83Dkh
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) May 29, 2017
BREAKING: Bryce Harper's helmet currently orbiting Jupiter, Browns looking to sign him as new QB pic.twitter.com/IdQKU7yfxc
— One Stop Sports (@OneStop_Sports) May 29, 2017
Another look at Bryce Harper's helmet throw pic.twitter.com/SvePzM51Qk
— Subpar Fundies (@goodfundies) May 29, 2017
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