Yasiel Puig made a rookie mistake on Tuesday, and Miguel Montero taught the youngster a lesson.
Puig ignored his third base coach when he tried to score from first on a fly ball to center by Adrian Gonzalez in the top of the 5th of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rookie Adam Eaton dropped the ball, allowing two runs to score.
Instead of stopping at third, Puig decided to challenge shortstop Didi Gregorius, who caught the relay throw from Eaton in shallow center. Gregorius threw home and Puig was meat at the plate. Puig knew he was going to be out, so he tried shoving Montero to get the catcher to drop the ball. It didn’t work, and Montero gave him the Dikembe Mutumbo finger wag after tagging him out:
We don’t know if it was because of the finger wag, but Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario decided to plunk the Diamondbacks catcher in the ninth. Belisario was one of the players suspended as part of the punishments for the big brawl between the teams last month. He said the beef between the teams was not over, so maybe that was his way of getting revenge. Or maybe he just wanted to get even with the D-backs, who plunked the hot-hitting Hanley Ramirez in the first inning of the game.Google+