It's one thing to act aggressively on the bases, trying to catch the other team napping, or sometimes forcing them to make an extra, hurried throw that leads to a mistake — and a run.
And then there was whatever Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig attempted against the New York Mets in the bottom of the sixth inning Sunday. Puig either assumed the Mets weren't paying attention, or that he was invisible, when he tried to score from second base on a 5-4-3 double play.
Check that: Make it a 5-4-3 triple play, with Puig being out at the plate by a mile after first baseman Lucas Duda fired home. Worse for the Dodgers, the Mets and Bartolo Colon were leading by five runs at the time. Puig's run doesn't mean much unless the Dodgers score a bunch more. They didn't, and the Mets won 11-3.
Duda said (via the Associated Press) that Puig's reputation precedes itself.
''He's fast and aggressive, so you have to be aware of that,'' Duda said.
Fast, aggressive and, sometimes, reckless. Via MLB.com:
"Very unexpected," Mets manager Terry Collins said, grinning. "We were just happy to have the double play. The extra out was extra special for us."
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