Foul Balls Strike South Jersey Girl and Woman During Phillies Game
A young girl and woman from New Jersey were struck by foul balls back to back during Phillies games this past weekend.
Both incidents occurred within less than 24 hours of each other, according to NBC10.
9-year-old Siena Eden of Margate, NJ went to Saturday's Phillies vs. St. Louis Cardinal's game with family. They sat right behind the dugout when during bottom of the eighth, Phillies shortstop, Freddy Galvis, hit a foul ball that went into the stands, hitting Siena in the face.
Siena was taken to the hospital for her injuries that included swollen lips, and broken teeth. Within the NBC10 clip, she won't even come to the camera but mentions Galvis' look of anguish after the ball hit her.
Less than 24 hours later, Erin Neyer of Eagleswood Township was struck by a foul ball during the sixth inning. She sat with her 6-year-old daughter in the same area where Siena was hit.
Concerns have arisen whether the netting is enough to protect fans during baseball games, which is something Galvis has addressed before. He says:"the fans give you the money, so you should protect them, right?"
Mike Stiles, the Phillies Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer released a statement addressing the issue. Reportedly, The Phillies have expanded their net, but are taking into account other factors now.
Hopefully the net is extended soon for the sake of fans.
Watch the video from NBC10 below: