As we have found out, testing the arm of Yasiel Puig is a dangerous proposition.
During Tuesday’s game between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers, 38-year-old Torii Hunter decided to give it a shot.
In the second inning, Hunter took a pitch the opposite way that made it to right field wall and decided to try his luck at making it to second with a double. Puig unleashed a customary rocket throw to nail Hunter at second for his seventh outfield assist of the year.
Or so we thought.
Hunter obviously thought he was safe. As it turns out, he was. The play was reviewed and the original out call was overturned, resulting in Torii Hunter’s 16th double of the season.
Safe or not, Puig made sure to offer a little warning to Hunter in case he was thinking about testing that right arm again in the future. Hunter wanted to hear none of that noise.