Puig is Probably Alright, After Crashing Into Marlin’s Park Wall
By Scott Andes
Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig is probably ok after a hard crash into the right field wall at Marlin’s Park in the bottom of the ninth inning of the Dodger’s 5-4 loss to the Fish.
Puig made a leaping attempt to catch Jeff Baker’s pinch-hit walk-off single, but came down hard. The ball hit the top of the wall, and appeared to hit Puig in the face as he came down. The Cuban phenom was pretty banged up on the play. Puig basically timed his leap, trying to make a spectacular catch. He nearly did. The play was close. He gave it his all.
As the Fish were celebrating their walk-off win, the Dodger trainers attended to Puig out in right field at the wall. Puig was slow to get up. He appeared like he was knocked out momentarily, but he eventually got up under his own power and walked off the field. he walked off the field with his arm around Stan Conte.
Puig has been red-hot of late, so losing him for any extended amount of time would be disastrous for the Dodgers. The club gave him some tests in the clubhouse, and they came back negative for a concussion. Apparently Puig hit his head, and ankle on the play.
Puig is listed as day-to-day. Puig was 1 for 4 on Sunday, with a single, run scored, and a walk. Currently he is batting .309 with four home runs, and 21 runs batted in.