Jingle-Jangle…Puig’s getting it from every angle.
Gabe Kapler, the Fox Sports 1 baseball studio analyst, posted his thoughts on Twitter as well: “Sorry #Puig fans. We knew it would impact a game at some point, welcome to that game.”
“The wild horse spit the bit,” TBS play-by-play man Ernie Johnson said, a reference to a well-worn nickname created earlier in this season by Vin Scully.
But of all the Yasiel Puig instant analysis that came out of the Dodgers right-fielder’s performance that contributed to a Game 6 freefall in the NL Championship Series on Friday night in St. Louis, Scully may have delivered the most scalding blows.
“Yasiel Puig is going to school and getting poor marks in the third inning,” the 85-year-old Scully summed up the performance of the 22-year-old as the Dodgers quickly fell behind in the four-run third, also at the expense of some poor pitching by ace Clayton Kershaw as well as some tight calls at the plate by umpire Greg Gibson.
It started with a throw Puig made off balance toward home when picking up a single to right by Carlos Beltran in an attempt to get Matt Carpenter trying to score.
...Scully immediately called it “a bad, unwise throw” that went too high from Puig.
“Beltran would not have advanced if Puig made a decent throw to the infield ... once again, they are burned by a poor throw ... and it wasn’t just a bad throw, it was a thoughtless throw, too high to hit the cutoff man.”
Moments later, it was Puig sailing a throw over the head of Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis on a single by Shawn Robinson, “another huge bad throw,” said Scully.
Posted: October 19, 2013 at 05:43 AM | 29 comment(s)
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