GIF: Yasiel Puig Stops Ball Between His Legs On The Run
Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Yasiel Puig has drawn his fair share of criticism for his flashy and nonchalant play in the outfield.
His one-handed catches, overthrowing the cutoff man and ambitious attempts are what make Puig successful and criticized. Against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, slow-footed Albert Pujols took second base on a routine fly ball after Puig took his time getting the ball in.
On Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, Yangervis Solarte hit a single that split Puig and right fielder Matt Kemp. Puig ran it down and fielded the ball between his legs before turning and throwing the ball in to keep Solarte at first. The Padres would still end up scoring a run that inning, but the Dodgers won the game, 8-6.
Puig overran the ball a bit and his only play was to go between the legs, giving Dodger fans another highlight from the young outfielder.