Yasiel Puig makes throw from warning track to end game with double play
Yasiel Puig left his mark on the game in his MLB debut on Monday night. The Cuban prospect went 2-for-4 with two hits batting in the leadoff spot for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also made a sick throw for a game-ending double play in the ninth.
San Diego Padres outfielder Kyle Blanks was up with Chris Denorfia on first, one out, and the Dodgers leading 2-1. Blanks hit a fly ball to deep right, and Puig made the catch at the warning track. Then, despite having his body momentum going backwards, Puig fired to first to get Denorfia for the game-ending double play.
I honestly thought Denorfia was safe, but that was still a sick throw by Puig. And if you’re asking what the heck Denorfia was doing getting doubled up, he was running on the pitch and was faked by the Dodgers’ infielders into sliding into second.
Puig was called up by the Dodgers when Matt Kemp was placed on the 15-day disabled list. Before the season, Kemp said Puig might have more power than him. Dodgers fans are eagerly waiting to see it.