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Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig has a first-class arm. Maybe he just wanted to show it off last night?
Locked in a 1-1 game with the Mets in the bottom of the third inning, Puig lined up a fly ball, made the catch and then fired to third base. The only problem is that his catch was the third out of the inning.
Veteran third baseman Juan Uribe waited outside the dugout with hand on hip for Puig and initially appeared to give the youngster a stern talking to, but later on, they were laughing and having a good time. Alls well that ends well.
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The one overlooked thing about the play is that the runner on second ran with the crack of the bat, being there was two outs, so if Puig thought his catch was only the second out, why wouldn't he have thrown to second to double off the runner?
The Dodgers, who won the game 9-4, don't seem too concerned by Puig, though. After all, only four years ago, they had this guy as a teammate.
It's just Yasiel being Yasiel.