In the bottom of the ninth inning, the Washington Nationals were leading the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2.
With Howie Kendrick on first base, Yasiel Puig stepped up to the plate. Let’s just it was a Hollywood-scripted one. Check this out!
— #Statcast (@statcast) June 23, 2016
Puig hit a routine single up the middle past Danny Espinosa, but as Michael Taylor charged to field the ball and make a quick throw, he brought his glove up early. The ball went right by Taylor, and things went completely downhill.
Puig clapped as the ball rolled past the infielder, but immediately turned on the jets as he saw the ball go under Taylor’s glove. By the time Taylor recovered and hit his relay man, it was too late as Puig dove head first into home ending the game with a little league homer.
Although Puig’s tenure with the Dodgers hasn’t always been pretty, the team still showed the Cuban some love for his game winner.
“It was a little bit crazy,” Puig said. “It’s been about a year and a half sine they’ve been able to do that to me.”
The Dodgers look to add on to their six-game winning streak as they travel to take on the struggling Pittsburgh Pirates for a series from June 24-27.