Through the first two games of the series with the San Francisco Giants, Yasiel Puig was at the center of headlines and highlights. In Monday’s game, Puig threw out Brandon Belt as he tried to score from second base on a single in the 11th inning and the game remained tied.
The following night, Madison Bumgarner hit Puig with a pitch and it came with a shouting match between the two players and benches clearing. Puig was at it again Wednesday, first hitting a go-ahead solo home run in the sixth inning and then showcasing the cannon he has for a right arm.
With the Dodgers holding a 5-1 lead and a runner on first base, Matt Duffy hit a broken-bat single to right-center that Gregor Blanco attempted to go first to third on. Puig came charging the ball, scooped it up, spun, and threw a strike to Juan Uribe for the second out of the inning. The assist was Puig’s 14th of the season, which leads National League outfielders.