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The Mets turned a 5-4-3-2 triple play against the Dodgers

Aug 24, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

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With the help of Yasiel Puig, the Mets were able to turn a triple play in the sixth inning against the Dodgers. The Dodgers had just scored their second run on Adrian Gonzalez‘s RBI single, making it 7-2, and had runners on first and second with nobody out.

Facing Bartolo Colon, Matt Kemp hit a ground ball to third baseman Eric Campbell, who fired to second baseman Daniel Murphy, who then made the toss to first baseman Lucas Duda for a 5-4-3 double play. Puig never stopped running, though, as he attempted to score. Duda wheeled and threw the ball to catcher Travis d’Arnaud. d’Arnaud swiped and applied the tag to Puig for the third out of the play, ending the inning.

  1. blacksables - Aug 24, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Did anyone notice the runner going into second throwing his hands into the air during his slide?

    • clydeserra - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:44 PM

      he just didn’t care

    • sjbryce - Aug 25, 2014 at 12:43 PM

      A runner can do that, but they run the risk of a throw hitting their hand. If a ball hits them, it’s an automatic double play in that situation and Puig would go back to second. In a normal scenario, that favors the defensive team, but Puig is a liability on the bases at times

  2. ramrene - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    Just by looking at the blog title and seeing the catcher (2) receive a throw from first (3) to complete the triple play I KNEW it was Puig out at the plate trying to score from second. There’s only one bonehead in the Major Leagues who would try that and that’s Puig.

  3. card0109 - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    My question is what was the Dodger’s third base coach doing at this point? Did he send Puig or hold up a stop sign and Puig blew through it? If it was the latter, the drama surrounding Puig assisting the triple play is justified, in my mind.

    • Reflex - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:40 PM

      I was wondering that, the camera does not show him clearly until Puig is at the base and he appears to just be standing there watching.

      • clydeserra - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:45 PM

        what would he be doing? you stop at third on that play.

    • jaysgee - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:05 PM

      They were down 7-2. Puig is a selfish player.

  4. penzfan329 - Aug 24, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    @blacksables. He didnt purposely do that. Thats how you slide. Your arms naturally flare up

    • clydeserra - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:46 PM

      s/he knows. it’s a call back to the controversy a few weeks ago when a runner hit the ball with a raised hand on a slide like that that ended a game

  5. raynman49 - Aug 24, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    AMAZIN’ !

  6. monsor - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    And even if he did throw his hands in the air, it’s not against the rules to do so. If the ball hits him, it’s interference, but it’s actually a coached play.

    • clydeserra - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:47 PM

      it’s interference? alert Clint hurdle.

  7. phillysports1 - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    He’s still better than Wil Myers, Bryce Harper, George Springer, Ryan Braun, etc

    • renaado - Aug 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM

      But not as awesome as Mike Trout.

  8. phillysports1 - Aug 25, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    Trout has more power. That’s it

    • stlouis1baseball - Aug 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM

      Yes…and Trout is a better hitter, and a better base runner and a better fielder.
      But that’s it.

      • clydeserra - Aug 25, 2014 at 5:30 PM

        at this point, anyone that doesn’t say, mike trout is the best player in baseball is just a troll.

      • stlouis1baseball - Aug 26, 2014 at 9:12 AM

        Lol! That…or they are mesmerized by Puig’s horrific fundamentals.

  9. phillysports1 - Aug 25, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    I disagree except the hitting part. That’s it

    • stlouis1baseball - Aug 26, 2014 at 9:14 AM

      Are you truly saying Puig is a better base runner and a better defender than Mike F’in Trout?
      If so…laughable. Cause’ Puig shows you exactly why Trout is a better player virtually every game.

  10. phillysports1 - Aug 25, 2014 at 7:55 PM

    Puig is not a selfish player lol

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