Nationals’ Bryce Harper charges pitcher after being plunked

Bryce Harper and Hunter Strickland throw punches at one another. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Nationals all-star Bryce Harper charged Giants pitcher Hunter Strickland during the eighth inning of Monday’s Washington/San Francisco game at AT&T Park.

Punches were thrown and benches cleared. Harper and Strickland were both ejected. The Nats won the game, 3-0.

As for why this went down? In the 2014 National League Division Series, Harper homered in both of his at bats vs. Strickland.