Mark Carman on the MLB brawl of the day: Why the Giants catcher didn’t defend Hunter Strickland from a punch in the face

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 29: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals and Hunter Strickland #60 of the San Francisco Giants throw punches at one another after Strickland hit Harper with a pitch in the top of the eighth inning at AT&T Park on May 29, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Mark comments on the pitch that angered Washington Nationals Right Fielder Bryce Harper enough to punch San Fransisco Giants Pitcher Hunter Strickland square in the face. He analyzes speculations inspired by the lack of reaction from Strickland’s teammates.