Padres Fan Hit by Bat in Game vs. Rockies at Petco Park

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 5, 2017

Mar 14, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; A general view of Petco Park during the game between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. Puerto Rico won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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A woman was hit by a bat during the San Diego Padres game against the Colorado Rockies at Petco Park Thursday.

The incident took place in the bottom of the ninth inning, when the bat slipped out of the hands of Hector Sanchez.

Per Todd Strain of KNSD, the fan was walking and alert when she left the stadium, although she needed a bandage on her head.  

According to Troy Hirsch of Fox 5, there was a 15-minute delay in the game while medical staff helped the woman.

Meanwhile, a different fan was arrested during the incident after refusing to move to accommodate the staff, per Kirk D. Kenney of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Sanchez fouled out to end the at-bat and the Padres eventually lost 3-2 in 11 innings.


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