Harper was hit in the right hip by Strickland's 98 mph in the eighth inning with Washington ahead 2-0.
Harper pointed the bat toward Strickland, charged the mound and fired his batting helmet wide of the pitcher. They started to swing away and they each connected as the benches and bullpens emptied.
At least two Giants players forcefully dragged Strickland from the middle of the brawl all the way into the dugout. Harper and Strickland were both ejected.
Bryce Harper gets drilled in the hip, charges mound, throws helmet, then punches pic.twitter.com/NrPsL3P2Fa— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 29, 2017
In the 2014 NL Division Series, Harper hit two home runs off Strickland. After the star's second shot, in Game 4, he stared at Strickland as he rounded the bases.
Punches were thrown in the 8th inning of the Nationals-Giants game. pic.twitter.com/4MjiuHSEgD— ESPN (@espn) May 29, 2017
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