Puig confronts Marlins pitcher after nearly being hit

Puig confronts Marlins pitcher after nearly being hit
Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (66) is congratulated by Brandon McCarthy after Puig hit a home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Friday, July 14, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) more >


By – Associated Press – Saturday, July 15, 2017

MIAMI (AP) – An angry Yasiel Puig took several steps toward the mound after he was nearly hit by a pitch from Jose Urena in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Miami Marlins.

The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder hit two home runs in their win over Miami on Friday, including a go-ahead, three-run homer in the ninth inning.

Urena’s first pitch to Puig was a 96 mph fastball that just missed the slugger’s left thigh. Puig shouted at Urena and took several steps as some players and both managers ran onto the field.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto stepped in front of Puig, and after some yelling the confrontation quickly ended. Puig then flied out.

Benches cleared and there were three ejections when the teams met in Los Angeles in May.


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