Yasiel Puig loves the spotlight, and he owned it during – and after – Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Saturday.
So, when the dust settled and the Los Angeles Dodgers had advanced to their second straight World Series with a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers, there were plenty of photos to choose from that documented Puig’s memorable night. Here are the 10 best:
Puig didn’t get off to the greatest of starts on Saturday, as he mistimed his jump on a hard line drive from Travis Shaw in the fourth inning. At least the mistake led to a fantastic photo.
It’s the sixth inning. The Dodgers are on top of the Brewers 2-1 thanks to a spectacular catch from Chris Taylor to end the fifth and the enigmatic Puig steps to the plate against Jeremy Jeffress. With two runners on and two outs in the inning, Puig drills a low, outside pitch over the fence in deep center field to silence a rowdy Miller Park crowd and leave his mark with a picturesque bat flip.
Puig’s priceless trot
No one in baseball entertains like Puig, and his trip around the bases after the huge three-run shot will go down as one of the classics in Dodgers history.
Puig chopped his crotch …
Wagged his tongue …
And flexed his guns …
Not done yet
Leave it to Puig to try and outshine himself.
After getting aboard in the ninth with a leadoff single, he took a risk in trying to go from first to third on a Taylor double. Puig awkwardly slid (fell) into third base and generated camera clicks when he laid on his back and crossed his legs like he was watching television on his couch at home.
Party Puig is the best Puig
After surprise closer Clayton Kershaw worked a flawless ninth inning to close the game, it was party time for the Dodgers. Puig was front and center amid the beer-flowing chaos.
Not only did the star outfielder dump a barrel full of ice on Enrique Rojas during the celebration, but he also stole the reporter’s mic to conduct his own segment on ESPN.