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Hunter Strickland apologizes for postgame incident, injury in Instagram post



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Hunter Strickland blew a two-run lead in the Giants’ 5-4 loss against the Miami Marlins in their series opener Monday night. Shortly after he exited the game, Strickland’s emotions boiled over when he punched a door, injuring his pitching hand. He will miss approximately 6-8 weeks with a fractured right hand, according to Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

Fewer than two hours after Bochy gave the news, Strickland apologized in an Instagram post.

Life has an interesting and sometimes disappointing way of opening up our eyes. Words cannot describe the amount of regret and sorrow I have for my actions. I have let down the ones that care and mean the most, as well as the ones that count on me day in and day out. To my family, my teammates, my coaches, this organization, and our fan base, I am truly sorry that one split second, stupid decision has caused so much harm and now set me back from being out there with my team to pursue our goal. As well as providing for my family. I own all responsibilities and consequences because these were no ones actions but myself. I will work hard to get back with the guys and help contribute to some more wins. This is our life, and we take pride in what we do, so when we fail it hurts. But that is by no means an excuse because every action has a reaction- which is what I’m seeing now. I’ve made a mistake and regret it, but I will not give up and will learn from this! I completely understand how this portrays my character, which I will humbly work on areas in my life that need refinement. I sincerely didn’t do this out of selfishness, but simply because I let down the ones that count on me most and my emotions got the best of me in that moment. So again, I’m sorry, and now I have to move forward.

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