Yasiel Puig snapped his bat over his knee like a toothpick after striking out
Showdowns with reigning National League Cy Young Award winner
This time, it was even more irritating for Puig because there were two runners on base in a scoreless game. Instead of breaking the game open, he had been fooled once again. His bat ended up bearing the brunt of his fury:
deGrom, Breaking Ball. 🤢— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 2, 2019
Puig, Breaking Bat. 🤬 pic.twitter.com/8C7P6yza2l
Just like he did in the 2018 National League Championship Series, Puig completely obliterated his bat over his knee. It takes some serious strength -- and some serious frustration -- to do that.
Yeah, facing deGrom will do this to you pic.twitter.com/ME2pn3UPPf— SNY (@SNYtv) May 2, 2019
For deGrom? It was just another one biting the dust.
Andrew Mearns is a writer for Cut4 whose baseball obsession was born from the shattered dreams of Mike Mussina's perfect game attempt in 2001. He has a startling memory of World Series highlights that barely functions as a party trick.