Coach Yasiel Puig gave the signs before Chris Taylor's game-tying hit in the sixth
Reggie Jackson famously said he was the straw that stirs the drink. But Yasiel Puig may just be the Dodgers' straw, cup, liquid, ice and condensation on the glass. Because everything that has happened this postseason has somehow involved the Wild Horse.
When Chris Taylor came to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning for Tuesday's Game 6, the Dodgers were down by one and had runners on first and second. Fans and Twitter were quick to beg LA's breakout star not to lay down a bunt. Fortunately, Puig was there to give him the signs:
Sure enough, Taylor swung away and dumped a soft liner into right field that went for two bases and tied the game. (Guess you could say ... he saw the signs and it opened up his eyes.)
One batter later, Corey Seager blasted a high drive to right field that, had this been the upper-90s heat of Games 1 and 2, would have left the park. Instead, he settled for a warning track sacrifice fly to give the Dodgers the lead in this must-win game. One monster Joc Pederson home run later and the Dodgers won, 3-1, to force a Game 7.
Tune in for the must-win Game 7 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.