Yasiel Puig learns an embarrassing lesson about bat strength

Yasiel Puig came to the plate with a runner on first base and one out in the bottom of the 10th inning of a tie game on Monday night, with a chance to drive in the winning run for the Dodgers.

Facing the Pirates Daniel Hudson, Puig swung and missed at strike 3 and (temporarily) stranded Ross Stripling on first. The frustrated slugger decided to take it out on his bat, but the bat had other ideas:

Fortunately for the Dodgers, pinch hitter Austin Barnes doubled home Stripling to give L.A. a 4-3 win. But Puigs pride and thigh still had to be bruised.


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