Animated: Yasiel Puig Scores On Adrian Gonzalez Groundout To First
Yasiel Puig has done just about everything since his call-up and the accolades piled up this afternoon as he won NL Player and Rookie of the Month.
One of the facets of his game that has drawn so much attention is his incredible speed and the risks he takes on the basepaths, which creates pressure for opposing team.
His speed and instincts were put on full display against the Rockies this afternoon after he hit a one-out double in the top of the first. Puig moved over to third on an Adrian Gonzalez groundout, but upon seeing the out recorded at first, he never stopped run and forced a play at the plate.
Todd Helton’s throw to Willin Rosario was off target and Puig scored from first to give the Dodgers the early 1-0 lead. It was just another amazing play that he’s made in his month up at the big league level.
Here is Puig scoring on a routine groundball to first, from second base: