Manager Don Mattingly chose to pull Yasiel Puig during the Los Angeles Dodgers game on Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs in the fifth inning.
He’d made a bad decision regarding a possible double play, but says he is fine with the decision.
Puig said Mattingly pulled him because he wasn't ready on defense for every pitch. Puig said he understood Mattingly's decision.— Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) August 28, 2013
Chalk it up to an off-game for him, but the bad news for Puig is that the Dodgers outfield can’t have bad games.
Once Matt Kemp returns, there will be a battle to see who will play, and he’s expected to start his rehab assignment tomorrow.
However, as long as Puig keeps hitting, they can't afford to sacrifice his bat.