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Yasiel Puig leaves game after making (yet another) diving catch

  • David Whitlock

As we mentioned in a previous blog, if you have the opportunity to pay to see Yasiel Puig play, do it, you’ll get your money’s worth.  Unfortunately, after providing the Cubs fans yet another diving catch against their North-siders on Saturday, he may be sidelined for a few days.  First, the diving catch (courtesy of

And as you saw, his left wrist seemed to get twisted awkwardly during the landing.  According to the AP via, Puig said through an interpreter that he thinks he’ll be fine:

“We’ll see how I feel tomorrow before the game,” Puig said through a translator. “I’ll take some swings and we’ll decide then.”

The Dodgers are the hottest team in the National League, with a franchise record 13-straight road wins and wouldn’t want Puig to miss much time. But with that being said, they’re positioned well to make the post-season without much challenge from the toothless NL West and could get healthier if former MVP runner-up Matt Kemp gets healthy. His removal from the game on Saturday seemed to be more precautionary, so the youngster should return to the lineup sooner than later

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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