What can be said about Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig that hasn’t already been mentioned a few hundred times? The guy certainly brings with him an acquired taste, much of it for reasons like we saw on Tuesday night.
With the Dodgers and San Francisco Giants tied in extra innings, San Francisco opted to pitch around Adrian Gonzalez in effort to face Puig.
Less than impressed, Puig stepped to the plate and clobbered what he seemed to believe was a g0-ahead home run. Walking down the first base line, bat pointing in the air, Puig watched his would be home run ball die in the dense San Francisco air and fall on the track into the glove of right fielder Hunter Pence.
The catch wasn’t exactly what you’d call routine, despite being made, which made Puig’s actions even more head scratching considering he didn’t run on the play on what was a fair ball.
San Francisco went on to win the game by a score of 3-2 thanks to a walk-off single from backup catcher Hector Sanchez.
H/T Carmen Kiew