When it comes to playing the game with some personality and flare, few can match Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig’s style of play. Puig’s energy can both be infectious and provide a needed spark, or ruffle an opponent’s feathers — the Arizona Diamondbacks and St. Louis Cardinals come to mind.
However, if there’s a player that comes close to exuding the same passion and similar style of play as Puig, it’s Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez. The two crossed paths between the fourth and fifth inning of Friday’s game, which prompted Gomez to throw a big wad of gum he had been chewing at Puig.
Puig didn’t respond and continued on his way to right field; he instead saved his response for Saturday’s game. With one out in the second inning and Gomez standing on second base, Jean Segura lifted a fly ball to right field that carried into foul territory.
A trio of Dodgers converged on it with Puig calling everyone off to make the catch. He immediately fired a strike toward third base, low enough for Jimmy Rollins to cutoff. After throwing the ball back in, Puig waved his finger at Gomez to say not to test him. Although the cameras didn’t catch that, Gomez’s response was captured: