A few years back when Puig made his stellar Major League debut, Vin Scully gave the Dodgers’ right fielder a much-deserved nickname; “The Wild Horse”. It stuck!
— Del Mar Racetrack (@DelMarRacing) August 13, 2017
Puig was thrilled to find out that his new namesake was making his racing debut, and even more excited that Puig, the horse, finished in second place!
Puig lost by 3 1/4ths leg length in the $60,000 with Jockey, Santiago Gonzalez.
— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) August 13, 2017
Let’s hope Puig the horse has as legendary of a start as Puig the Dodger. Puig the Dodger is having quite the year himself. After a couple rough years that included a lot of club house drama, a mature Puig has Dave Robert’s, Andrew Freidman and Dodgers’ fans alike very excited about the change in pace. Puig set a career high of home runs at 21, with 55 RBI’s and a career high 12 stolen bases. A large part of that success has been his adjustment to lay off the outside breaking ball. As well as taking pressure off of his spot in the lineup by having him bat 8th. Although his batting average isn’t anything fancy, at just .253, his power, and on base percentage have made up for it. In addition, Yasiel Puig’s performance in right field has been unmatched this year. A .995 over almost 900 innings this year is incredible, we’ve also been treated to seeing his cannon of an arm in action.
.@YasielPuig deserves a Gold Glove. Period.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) August 9, 2017
Puig the Dodger and Puig the horse have a great future ahead of them and fans all around are thrilled to watch.