The embattled Yasiel Puig might have etched his name in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ history book Saturday evening in Milwaukee.
With his Dodgers up 2-1 in the top of the sixth in Game 7 of the NLCS, Puig took Brewers reliever Jeremy Jeffress deep for a three-run shot to give the defending National League champs a comfortable 5-1 lead.
It was a clutch homer at the most opportunistic time for a Dodgers team that needed some breathing room.
3. RUN. HOME. RUN.
Yasiel Puig just put the Dodgers one step closer to the World Series. pic.twitter.com/y8GTv5nmbH
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 21, 2018
It also came from a player that the organization had placed on the trade block multiple times over the past few seasons.
Puig might not be Mr. October, but Twitter certainly treated him like that following the monstrous blast.
Yasiel Puig was once nearly traded to the #Brewers for Ryan Braun. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 21, 2018
Puig just set the single game record for “most crotch chops in 90 yards” out his jersey in the hall of fame pic.twitter.com/3UGjssumfL
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 21, 2018
I cannot wait for the old white guy takes about Puig’s celebration. There’s gonna be an old man from Milwaukee who might have an actual heart attack from that display in the dugout
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) October 21, 2018
Puig with the bat-flip, suck-it, throat-slash cycle.
— Heath Cummings (@heathcummingssr) October 21, 2018
Puig could been flagged for at least 15 yards, maybe more, for some of those moves on his trip around the bases.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 21, 2018
That’ll do, Puig
— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) October 21, 2018
Yasiel Puig, with every celebration possible, rounds the bases with his first home run of the postseason. Three-run shot makes it 5-1.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) October 21, 2018
Puig 30 for 30 gonna be compelling.
— Scott Hanson (@ScottHanson) October 21, 2018
Whatever it was Yasiel Puig just did, it was A Good Piece of Hitting that was Playing The Game The Right Way.
— Mike Petriello (@mike_petriello) October 21, 2018