For the third consecutive game, a fan ran onto the field during a Dodgers game.
The first occurred Sunday at Dodgers Stadium, when a female, a minor, came onto the field in an attempt to take a photo with star outfielder Cody Bellinger. The second happened in the eighth inning at Chase Field in Phoenix, when an 18-year-old woman ran at Bellinger for a hug. The third occurred Tuesday at Chase Field just after the game’s completion, a 3-2 Los Angeles win. A male, a minor, ran onto the field and at the Dodgers’ outfielders, but was tackled by security in center field.
“It’s getting ridiculous,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said Tuesday, via the Los Angeles Times. “It’s just not safe and it seems like they’re getting younger and younger and it’s going around now that nothing’s happening to these young kids. They just kind of get a slap on the wrist. So baseball’s going to have to do something to make it hurt enough to keep fans in the stands and not running out on the field.”
The female fan who rushed Bellinger on Monday was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing, the Diamondbacks confirmed to USA TODAY Sports. She was also banned indefinitely from Chase Field.
“I think she just said, ‘Can I hug you again?’” Bellinger told reporters. “I had a feeling she was harmless … but it could potentially get dangerous, especially if it keeps getting blown up like it is. I had a feeling that it was definitely a possibility, just because it kind of blew up on social media. I’m just trying to play a game and I don’t think I have to worry about if anyone comes on the field.”