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#pounditSaturday, January 28, 2023

Watch: Yasiel Puig breaks bat over knee after huge strikeout

Yasiel Puig is a very intense and strong individual, and those traits came out after he came up short in a big spot during the seventh inning of Saturday’s NLCS Game 2.

With the bases loaded and nobody out, Puig went reaching and struck out on a Jeremy Jeffress slider out of the zone for out number one. The outfielder’s inability to come up with even a sacrifice of some sort deeply frustrated him — so much so that he snapped his bat over his knee like it was little more than a twig.

Puig isn’t the first batter to be reduced to bat-snapping by the Milwaukee bullpen. They’ve been an extremely effective unit, and it continued on Saturday, with the Dodgers only getting one run out of this situation and failing to even tie the game.

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