Usually the Daily Puig is about celebrating the accomplishments of Yasiel Puig and those who, with their performance, aspire to be like him. Today, though, we see some of the unfortunate downside of the intensity that is Puig, as he ran full-speed into an outfield fence and took a baseball to the face for it.
Full-speed for Puig is very fast and he is built like an SUV, but the wall always wins. Apparently, so do baseballs:
Somehow, Puig is not concussed due to either the wall or the baseball. He passed his concussion tests after the game -- it ended on this play, in which Puig tried to keep the Marlins from a walkoff victory and paid for his effort in blood -- but will likely see a day or two off to recuperate and double-check that all is working right up there.
Puig also walked off the field with only a little assistance, surrounded by Dodgers' personnel and players. Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez was kind enough to go to the Dodgers' clubhouse to check on Puig's condition as well.
Jose Fernandez came over to Dodger Clubhouse to check on Puig pic.twitter.com/Kh7vO56iEb— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) May 4, 2014
Because you didn't already love Fernandez enough, obviously.