For a few years now, Yasiel Puig has established himself as one of those outfielders you just don't want to test. Should you feel motivated to take a risk on the basepaths and try to advance that one extra base, good luck. He's made more than a few runners regret that decision, and he did it again inthe Dodgers' 4-0 loss to the Angels on Monday night.
In the eighth, Albert Pujols cracked a single to right field and toward Puig. Kole Calhoun, eager to help the Angels pad their 3-0 lead, hustled in the direction of third base, but Puig uncorked a 96.3-mph throw right into the waiting glove of Justin Turner to nab Calhoun with ease:
This was the hardest throw Puig's made to date this season, per Statcast:
Yasiel Puig with a 96.3-mph rocket to third base to nail Kole Calhoun there. His hardest throw of the season tracked by Statcast.- Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) June 27, 2017
Just another day at the office for Yasiel.