MLB denies Stricklandin bid to cut 6-game ban

By By John Shea ATLANTA — Hunter Strickland and the Giants finally got word on the relief pitcher’s appeal on his six-game suspension: denied.

Strickland will miss the four-game series in Atlanta, which started Monday night, and the first two games of the homestand against the Mets.

Strickland’s appeal wasn’t heard until last Tuesday, and his actions were considered more severe than Harper’s by MLB, which suspended the pitcher for “intentionally hitting Harper with a pitch, inciting the bench-clearing incident and fighting.”

Asked whether it’s unfair that one person in a fight got his suspension reduced and the other didn’t, Strickland said, I can’t really [READ MORE HERE]

Source: SF Gate Sports

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