On the play, Jimmy Rollins advanced from first to second base and stopped, not realizing that Middlebrooks had erased baserunner Brandon McCarthy at third.
"That wasn't Yasiel," said manager Don Mattingly. "Jimmy didn't think Middlebrooks touched the bag and Jimmy was yelling at Yasiel to get back. That wasn't Yasiel."
As pitcher Andrew Cashner chased down the errant throw behind the plate, Puig rounded first and headed to second until being redirected by Rollins, and eventually was thrown out by Cashner trying to return to first base.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.