After losing the series opener to the San Francisco Giants behind a handful of infield singles, the Los Angeles Dodgers sent Clayton Kershaw to mound Wednesday. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants, which set a matchup between a reigning MVP and reigning World Series MVP for the first time.
The Dodgers went with a lineup heavy on right-handers that included Yasiel Puig in his usual right field. Puig was limited last week with tightness in his left hamstring, though manager Don Mattingly said prior to Tuesday’s game Puig was available for the entirety of the three-game series.
Puig got through the series opener without issue and managed to track down a fly ball hit to the right-center field gap. Puig further displayed he may be fully free of the tightness as he laid out to make a diving catch that robbed Buster Posey of what would have likely been an extra-base hit had Puig come up dry.
Puig of course is no stranger to making catches at AT&T Park in his career as he also turned in an over-the-shoulder catch in San Francisco last season.