Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland have plenty of history. On Tuesday night, they added another chapter, and it was more of the same.
You might recall that Harper took Strickland deep not once, but twice in the 2014 NLDS, when Harper was still with the Nationals and Strickland was still pitching in relief for the Giants.
You might also recall that years later, the two nemeses traded blows when Harper charged the mound after Strickland drilled him with a pitch.
Harper, obviously, now is with the Phillies. Strickland, ironically, now is with the Nationals. The two teams played a doubleheader Tuesday, and once again, there were some fireworks.
Harper hadn't played in the second game of the doubleheader until he was called upon to pinch-hit in the seventh inning. The opposing pitcher, naturally, was none other than Strickland.
You can guess what happened next.
Bryce Harper just went deep off ... his old friend Hunter Strickland 👀 pic.twitter.com/JsjsWnhcMl— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) September 25, 2019
Indeed, the one-sided rivalry became more one-sided.
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Safe to say, the Washington fans didn't enjoy that blast as much as the previous ones.