Before Max Scherzer made baseball history with 20 strikeouts against the Tigers on Wednesday night, Major League Baseball announced earlier in the day a one-game suspension for Bryce Harper to punish him for his actions on Monday when he returned to the field after getting ejected and yelled an obscenity to umpire Brian Knight.
Harper appealed the suspension and was allowed to play on Wednesday night, but could end up serving his one-game ban soon if the appeal does not go through. After Wednesday's win, Harper addressed the punishment, saying he felt bad because his mother saw the video.
Reaction to suspension? “I think the union, they’ll take care of that and figure out what happens. I think the only person that I’m pretty upset that saw it was my mom. I told her, ‘Sorry.’ I texted her after the game. So I think those are certain things that just happen. You live and you learn. Nothing I can do," Harper said.
Harper was also handed an undisclosed fine for his actions.