It’s been a difficult two games for the Los Angeles Dodgers who saw Kenley Jansen blow another save on Tuesday, ultimately losing the game in the 12th inning, and after tying the game in the sixth inning of Wednesday’s game, gave up another run and suffered a second consecutive loss.
Yasiel Puig didn’t start on Wednesday, though he entered the game in the bottom of the seventh as part of a double switch. The young outfielder was back in the lineup on Thursday, again a national story with the latest offering from Los Angeles Magazine’s May issue, which details Puig’s escape from Cuba.
Puig had yet to do anything at the plate and was moments removed from dropping a routine fly ball that he was able to recover and get an out at second base. With two away in the second and the Dodgers leading 1-0, Gregor Blanco hit a line drive to Puig that was influenced by the wind, forcing the right fielder to turn his back and make an over the shoulder catch a la Willie Mays.
Dodgers Story: Yasiel Puig’s Shocking Escape From Cuba