Most of you know Hunter Strickland as the the guy who held a three-year grudge against Bryce Harper after the Nats slugger hit two bombs off him in the 2014 NLDS. He exacted his revenge last season by plunking Harper and inciting benches-clearing brawl. Now you’ll also remember Hunter for being one of those players who injured himself by striking an inanimate object.
Per NBC Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovich, Strickland is out six to eight weeks with a fractured hand after punching a door following a blown save Tuesday night. Strickland allowed three hits and three runs to the Marlins in the ninth inning to cost his team the game:
Hunter Strickland punched a door after coming out of game last night. He fractured his pitching hand and is having surgery. Out at least six to eight weeks.
— Alex Pavlovic (@PavlovicNBCS) June 19, 2018
Considering that Hunter owns a 2.84 ERA and is one of the heavily used pitchers out of the Giants’ pen, this injury is actually a big deal for them. It’s also the second season in a row the Giants have suffered a stupid injury. Madison Bumgarner, of course, injured his shoulder in a dirt bike accident last April.
Throwing blows is kinda Hunter’s thing…