Yasiel Puig came up to the plate in the bottom of the 10th inning with the bases loaded and came through with a walk-off RBI single for a 2-1 Indians win.
Yasiel Puig is a boss. In last night’s 2-1 walk-off win Puig decided to make matters into his own hands.
With the bases loaded Puig hit a walk-off RBI single to win it in extras for the Tribe. Puig said the following after the game.
“I’m a little tired. I said ‘Somebody hit a home run, please. I don’t want to be playing anymore.’ I saw all the moves and everything happening. The inning before, I told Lindor and a couple of players ‘Hey. I’m going to finish this one.”Yasiel Puig after Wednesday’s walk-off win
That’s a big time quote from a big time player. It certainly takes some guts to not only say something like that. But to actually come through and deliver is absolutely legendary.
Yasiel Puig has been hot and cold since coming to the Indians. This type of on and off streak has been typical of his career. Puig is a player who will be impossible to get out and then suddenly he can’t buy a hit.
In his 41 games with the Indians Yasiel Puig is slashing .295/.373./417 with an OPS of .790. This includes 14 extra-base hits (11 doubles, two home runs and a triple) with 18 runs driven in. Puig has been very productive as a rental bat for the Indians as they make their playoff push and he approaches free agency.