Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took full advantage of the club’s off day, heading out with teammate Adrian Gonzalez to go fishing on Lake Ontario soon after the team arrived in Toronto.
Puig was also part of a group who visited the CN Tower prior to Friday’s series opener against the Blue Jays, successfully completing the edge walk. As for game action, Puig was again starting in right field and hit fifth in the lineup.
Marcus Stroman and Kenta Maeda were both strong early, as each kept the opposing offense in check through the early stages of the game. Aside from a pair of walks, Maeda prevented the Blue Jays from reaching base in his first two innings of work.
Former Dodgers infielder Darwin Barney led off the bottom of the third with a base hit down the right field line. As Puig went to field the ball, he benefited from it hitting off the wall, slammed on the brakes, and threw a perfect strike to Corey Seager at second base to nail Barney:
The assist was Puig’s fourth of the season, which moved him into a tie among National League outfielders with Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun and Pittsburgh’s Starling Marte. Impressive as Puig’s throw was, it still pales in comparison to his throwing out Trevor Story at Coors Field on Story’s attempt for a triple.