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Yasiel Puig made another outstanding throw

Sep 1, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

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Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner slapped a one-hopper into deep right field on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and it looked like Rene Rivera — who was moving on contact with two outs — would score easily from second base. But rocket-armed Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig was having none of it.

Watch the gifted 22-year-old right fielder throw a laser beam from almost 300 feet away to cut down Rivera — with time to spare — at home plate:

  1. dondada10 - Sep 1, 2013 at 10:42 AM

    You look at the plate discipline, or lack there of, his power, and his cannon arm, and he’s Vladimir Guerrero.

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    • yahmule - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:48 AM

      He lacks the supernatural plate coverage of Vlad, but otherwise it’s a pretty fair comp.

      • erbaodai - Sep 1, 2013 at 9:18 PM

        He lacks the supernatural plate coverage?

        Think again.

        http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/article/media_slots/photos/000/950/814/Puigreachcopy_crop_exact.jpg?w=650&h=432&q=85

  2. scdocal - Sep 1, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Good comparison

  3. aceshigh11 - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    That was a damned beaut. Very nice.

  4. alexo0 - Sep 1, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    He missed the cut off. Bench him!

  5. jimeejohnson - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:33 PM

    Puig has a cannon.

  6. jdillydawg - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    That was sweet.

    And what a great comment by Scully: “Oh, to be 22 and a Dodger.”

    Livin’ the dream, baby.

  7. bosoxfan15 - Sep 1, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    The veterans secretly complained that he should have used the cutoff man.

  8. pinkfloydprism - Sep 1, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    More like 250 ft.

  9. millmannj - Sep 1, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Mattingly should have benched him for not throwing to second. Lucky for Puig the batter didn’t try to take an extra base.

    /s

  10. losanginsight - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Ned for GM of the Year.

    • dan1111 - Sep 2, 2013 at 2:48 AM

      Puig looks like a great signing. If you spend like a drunken sailor, you’re bound to make one of those once in awhile.

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