Yasiel Puig sucked the life out of the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night by doing what he’s done better than anyone this past week—crush dingers.
Yasiel Puig smashed three huge dingers Saturday afternoon. The mightiest of these was a 423-foot solo blast in the fourth inning, but the most impressive might’ve been the three-run shot to left in the fifth that left the yard on a line at an impressive 114 miles per hour. Here are the dingers:
That fan to the right of the top photo? That’s basically me every time a baseball fight breaks out. “Oh! A fight!”
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig is apparently without an agent after the Wasserman group announced today that they’d cut ties with him for what’s been reported as something “behavior-related.” Whatever it was, though, it doesn’t sound like it’s something that could affect his status or relationship with the Dodgers.
There is no wrong choice, really, and also there’s no accounting for taste where extravagant full-body thrusting maneuvers and lusty bat flips are concerned. But my personal favorite Yasiel Puig moment of the MLB playoffs thus far isn’t one of the big ones. This should take nothing away from the time when Puig licked…
As the Dodgers rolled through their three-game NLDS sweep of the Diamondbacks, outfielder Yasiel Puig seemed to grow more and more hyped up.
PUIG PUIG PUIG PUIG PUIG
After jacking a huge home run against the Twins last night, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig returned to the dugout to give his hitting coach, Turner Ward, a big ol’ kiss. The homer was Puig’s 19th of the season, which matches his single-season career high.
Yasiel Puig has a cannon for an arm. You know this. Everyone who has watched him knows this. Kole Calhoun, presumably, knows this—yet he found himself trying to go from first to third in the eighth inning tonight on a single hit to Puig, which meant that he found himself thrown out.
Yasiel Puig recently said having to adjust to MLB’s rules of decorum means having less fun. “They’ve wanted to change so many things about me that I feel so off,” he told ESPN. “I don’t feel like the player I was in 2013.” Puig tried to enjoy himself last night, taking his time with a home run in the Dodgers’ 8-2 win…
Yasiel Puig opened up the scoring in tonight’s Dodgers-Cleveland game with a two-run dinger, and he celebrated accordingly by sending a message to a few fans in the crowd with two select fingers. #PuigYourFriend, indeed. Here’s one angle:
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…
The Dodgers lost to the Giants last night, 4-1, and their only run of the evening was scored by Yasiel Puig, who spent all game doing cool baseball shit. In the fifth inning, Joe Panik slapped a double off the wall. It should have been an easy hit for Panik, but he almost got caught at second thanks to a virtuosic…
Down by three in the bottom of the ninth against the Phillies last night, the Dodgers didn’t stop swinging for the fences. Philadelphia closer Héctor Neris, pitching for the third time in four days, didn’t have his best stuff—and L.A. jumped all over him.
After Buster Posey smacked a hard grounder to right field, Dodgers defensive marvel Yasiel Puig launched this throw from the outfield, somehow zinging it straight into the glove of catcher Yasmani Grandal in time to cut down Brandon Belt, who was trying to score from second. Puig’s cannon ended the first inning and…
It’s the first week of the baseball season and you know what that means: time to get excited by hyperbolic extrapolations of small sample sizes. Madison Bumgarner is the next Shohei Otani! The White Sox are going to play .500 ball! And Yasiel Puig is back, baby.
Former one-man highlight reel Yasiel Puig made a sprinting catch at the foul line to rob Padres center fielder Manuel Margot of a hit in the top of the third of last night’s game in Los Angeles, and thanks to recent additions to MLB’s Statcast technology, we know exactly how difficult that catch was to make.
Yasiel Puig and Madison Bumgarner got into it last night, prompting a team-wide scuffle and the eventual, inevitable Giants collapse after Bumgarner left the game with one hit through seven innings. Thankfully this happened on the first night of a three-game series, so tonight and tomorrow should be pretty spicy.