Bautista certainly should have expected the unwritten rules to come to play after last night. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Bautista was hit by a pitch during his first at-bat on Thursday as retaliation for his actions the day before.

In the top of the eighth inning on Wednesday, with the Blue Jays trailing 8-3, Bautista hit a solo home run. What followed was a bat flip that did not sit well with more than a few people. Atlanta's Jace Peterson had a few words for Bautista as he rounded first base, and benches later emptied. Here’s video of the bat flip.

On Thursday, Braves pitcher Julio Teheran retaliated during Bautista’s first at-bat. Teheran went inside with the first pitch, and plunked Bautista in the left leg on the second pitch.

As ESPN Stats & Info pointed out, Teheran put a little extra on his second offering. It was his fastest pitch since 2015.

We already know Bautista isn’t the most popular person in Baltimore. It’s safe to say Atlanta is on that list as well.

Bautista being hit capped a dramatic series between the teams. They also had an incident Wednesday over Kevin Pillar's gay slur directed at Jason Motte, which led to a bases-clearing incident. On top of that, Freddie Freeman suffered a fractured wrist after being hit by a pitch Wednesday.

QUIZ: Name the players who have had 30 or more home runs in a season with the Toronto Blue Jays

A player on the Toronto Blue Jays has hit 30 or more home runs in a season 45 times. How many of these Canadian clobberers can you name?

Clue: Number of home runs - year

Score:
0/45
Time:
6:00
54 - 2010
Jose Bautista
47 - 1987
George Bell
46 - 1998
Jose Canseco
44 - 1999
Carlos Delgado
43 - 2011
Jose Bautista
42 - 2016
Edwin Encarnacion
42 - 2012
Edwin Encarnacion
42 - 2003
Carlos Delgado
42 - 1999
Shawn Green
41 - 2015
Josh Donaldson
41 - 2000
Tony Batista
41 - 2000
Carlos Delgado
40 - 2015
Jose Bautista
40 - 1986
Jesse Barfield
39 - 2015
Edwin Encarnacion
39 - 2001
Carlos Delgado
38 - 2006
Troy Glaus
38 - 1998
Carlos Delgado
37 - 2016
Josh Donaldson
36 - 2013
Edwin Encarnacion
36 - 2009
Aaron Hill
36 - 1996
Ed Sprague
36 - 1989
Fred McGriff
35 - 2014
Jose Bautista
35 - 2009
Adam Lind
35 - 1998
Shawn Green
35 - 1990
Fred McGriff
34 - 2014
Edwin Encarnacion
34 - 2001
Jose Cruz
34 - 1992
Joe Carter
34 - 1988
Fred McGriff
33 - 2003
Vernon Wells
33 - 2002
Carlos Delgado
33 - 1993
Joe Carter
33 - 1991
Joe Carter
32 - 2006
Vernon Wells
32 - 2004
Carlos Delgado
32 - 2000
Brad Fullmer
31 - 2010
Vernon Wells
31 - 2000
Jose Cruz
31 - 1990
Kelly Gruber
31 - 1986
George Bell
30 - 1997
Carlos Delgado
30 - 1996
Joe Carter
30 - 1980
John Mayberry

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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