Los Angeles Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig has been his own built-in highlight reel for his 15 months of major league service. Sometimes for the right reasons, sometimes for the wrong. On Thursday afternoon, it was one of the former.
With the Dodgers leading 5-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman hit a long fly ball to center field. That is when Puig sprang into action, robbing Freeman of extra bases.
Yasiel Puig 1, Turner Field Wall, 0.
Puig also tallied three hits, including an RBI single in the first inning, in the Dodgers’ 6-4 victory over the Braves in Atlanta.
Roberto Hernandez turned in another good start for the Dodgers, proving that they didn’t have to spend big at the trade deadline to get quality pitching. He held the Braves to one run on just three hits, but he did walk four batters.
Aaron Harang got the loss for the Braves. He gave up four runs in the first three innings, and departed in the fifth after 4.1 innings, seven hits, three walks, and five runs allowed.
Closer Kenley Jansen got the last four outs of the game, all via strikeout, to pick up his 34th save.