Yasiel Puig thought his fourth-inning missile off Adam Wainwright was out of Dodger Stadium and flipped his bat at home plate accordingly. Seriously, that thing had Olympic-high jump level liftoff. The ball didn’t, however, clear the wall in right.
Before cranky sportswriters could start tweeting that Puig was showboating and or “not hustling”, there he was standing on third base with a triple. It put the Dodgers up 2-0 in Game 3 of the NLCS.
There is nobody else in baseball quite like the Dodgers rookie, who came into tonight’s game 0-for-10 with six strikeouts.
He is, simply, the most electrifying man in baseball.