The best throw in Dodger Blue — April 22, 2016
Out of all the incredible throws that Yasiel Puig made in Los Angeles, this one has to be the best.
After nearly robbing Trevor Story of a base hit off the wall, Puig recovered, charged into his throw and launched a short hop missle from deep right field all the way to third base. It was one of those throws that only work one in 100 tries and was literally perfect.
The little league walk-off — June 22, 2016
I remember watching this game live and there are very few regular season walk-offs that garnered the same reaction that this one did. Trailing the Washington Nationals 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, Yasiel Puig hit a groundball base hit right out of the shortstop’s grasp.
It seemed to be a routine single until Michael Taylor misplayed the ball in center field and allowed it to roll to the wall. Not only was Howie Kendrick able to score from first base but Puig touched them all and walked the Dodgers off in little league fashion.
Absolute madness! — April 29, 2017
Yasiel Puig was not solely responsible for this but this is still one of the most incredible things I have ever seen happen in a baseball game. With a 5-2 deficit heading into the bottom of the ninth, the Los Angeles Dodgers appeared to be out of the game completely.
What followed was absolute madness, as dubbed by Joe Davis, when Yasiel Puig, Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner hit back-to-back-to-back home runs to start the ninth inning to tie the game. Later in the inning, Adrian Gonzalez delivered the walk-off with a poke into left field.
If Puig would have started the inning with a strikeout this probably would have been a random April loss that no one would remember. However, instead, it was one of the best ninth innings in recent memory.
Two-out, two-strike bomb — July 14, 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers entered the 2017 All-Star Break in a very comfortable position and started the second half just how they had played all in the first half.
The Dodgers were down to their last strike with runners on second and third and a one-run deficit in the top of the ninth. That did not phase Puig, who clobbered a fastball off the home run fountain to give the Dodgers a 6-4 lead and subsequent win.
The tongue wag — October 6, 2017
We don’t even need to explain this one. Puig started a trend that he carried in 2018 on the first game of the postseason against the Arizona Diamondbacks. After nailing a triple to left field, Puig slid into third base with his tongue out and proceeded to wag it in a disturbingly pleasant manner.