Yasiel Puig caught a dangerous fly ball from Yadier Molina to end the 10th inning tonight, but he paid for it dearly. A few innings after Pederson and Cody Bellinger ran into each other, Puig took out Pederson with a nasty elbow to the face while also taking a shot himself. Both men lay on the grass before slowly getting up and leaving the field.
Pederson left the game and Chris Taylor pinch hit for him, while Puig stepped into the on-deck circle to take his at-bat. Puig made sure to note that he had the ball before collapsing, and if the two outfielders had managed to drop it, Molina could easily have scored on the play.