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Now Yasiel Puig Is Entertaining Us on Plays that Don’t Even Count (Video)
I don’t mean to sound like a broken record, but Yasiel Puig is one of the most exciting players in baseball right now. Last week we showed you how he’s got a cannon for an arm, and earlier this week we showed you how he’s got a flair for the dramatic. Today? Well, today we’re going to show you how he’s also got some serious hustle.
Yesterday in Miami, Puig was on third in the top of the fourth inning with two outs and Skip Schumaker at the plate. And when a breaking ball got away from pitcher Henderson Alvarez, bounced in the dirt, and got away from catcher Jeff Mathis, the Dodgers’ rookie outfielder immediately decided to break for home in an attempt to try and break the 0-0 tie.
The mad dash resulted in a rather amusing run-in at the plate between Puig and Alvarez. Unfortunately, it did not result in a run, even though the Marlins pitcher never applied the tag—because Schumaker had been hit by the wild pitch.
You still have to love the effort, though. Take a look: