Fourteen players were hit by pitches yesterday. And that doesn’t count Giancarlo Stanton

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Reader NatsLady pointed this out in the comments this morning: 14 batters were hit by pitches yesterday. She and others who researched it and tweeted about it last night say that the record for a single day’s worth of games is 22. Worth noting we didn’t have a full slate of games yesterday, however.

There are the guys who took one for the team:

Mike Trout
Carlos Gomez
Cliff Pennington
Jayson Werth
Tomas Telis
Brian Dozier
Yoenis Cespedes
Derek Jeter
Josh Willingham
Daniel Murphy
Chase Headley
Jon Jay
Ian Desmond
Starling Marte

Note that Giancarlo Stanton isn’t on the list. The umpire said his bat went around as he tried to avoid the pitch. Which, OK, based on the video is technically true, but that’s some pretty coldblooded umping right there. That’s like charging a guy who got hit by a bus with vandalism of city property.

Fan hit by foul ball during Sunday’s Rockies-Dodgers game

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Another fan was struck by a line drive foul ball during Sunday’s game between the Rockies and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium, Mike DiGiovanna and Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times report. The ball was hit by Cody Bellinger in the first inning, going just beyond where the protective netting ends at the first-base dugout, striking a young woman in the head. Play was delayed for two minutes while the woman received medical attention. She initially stayed in her seat holding an ice pack to her head but was taken to a hospital for evaluation. According to someone in the Dodger Stadium first-aid office, the girl was alert and responding.

After the game, Bellinger said, “It was weird. It’s the first time I think I’ve hit a fan. I saw it literally hit her face. That was tough. I just tried to regroup. I’m sure it was tough for everyone.” He added, “I went over the next half-inning just to make sure she was all right. She said she was all right. She gave me a thumbs up. Obviously, it’s a scary situation.”

Both Bellinger and manager Dave Roberts expressed support for extending the protective netting at Dodger Stadium. [Update: Netting will be extended, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.]

Bellinger was involved in yet another incident involving a fan later in the game. According to Michael Duarte of NBC Los Angeles, a 14-year-old girl ran on the field in the ninth inning. Bellinger said the girl came up to him and said, “I want a hug.” As she hugged Bellinger, a security guard tackled her. Bellinger said to her, “You know you’re going to jail?” She replied, “Yeah, I know. It was worth it.”