The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres played a marathon of a game Friday — 14 pitchers were used in 12 innings — with the Padres winning on Yasmani Grandal’s walk-off single to right field.

Yasiel Puig was not in the Dodgers lineup for the second time in five games, though he did make a pinch-hit appearance in the seventh inning. Puig struck out with a runner on first base and remained hitless in 19 at-bats.

Puig was then relegated back to the bench, where he remained as the Dodgers tied the game behind Hanley Ramirez’s solo home run in the eighth that led to extra innings. While manager Don Mattingly kept Puig out of the lineup due to the sense that the outfielder is frustrated, Puig appeared to be in good spirits as the game wore on.

Prior to the bottom of the 12th inning beginning, Puig was caught signing to Scott Van Slyke in the dugout, via MLB’s Instagram account:

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