Hunter Strickland regrets the decision "stupid, in a split second" he took to knock on a door Monday night, resulting in a broken hand.
The Giants closer closed the door in frustration 4 loss to the Marlins, but the decision will cost him, as he is expected to miss six to eight weeks after Tuesday's surgery.
"Obviously, this is in me," Strickland said, through SFgate.com. "And if I could go back and remove it, I would, 100 percent." This is something that I will always regret. But I do not have time to sit here and feel sorry for myself, because I'm the one who created this problem. "
Strickland apologized to his team on Thursday and said he would consider counseling about anger management after his Last outburst, according to ESPN
"I think obviously my anger at the moment has gotten the best out of me and I've made stupid decisions, so I do not think I should be this angry person," Strickland said. that the best word is focused. We have to focus and lock ourselves, focused on getting those outs.
"Obviously, it's something I'm struggling with, I do not think I have a problem with anger all the time, I really feel that my emotions give me the best of me sometimes because I care what I'm doing. I try my best, but when I do not, it hurts, it's hard, it's a hard pill to swallow, but at the end of the day, whether it's a good or bad start, I can not react like this. "
The 29-year-old right-hander has 13 saves and a 2.84 ERA in his first season as the closest Giants. With Strickland out, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said earlier this week he will go with Tony Watson or Sam Dyson as interim closer.