It could have been a number of things. In the first inning, Puig went into second base standing up on Carl Crawford’s grounder rather than attempt to break up the double play, which Chicago turned. The next batter was Hanley Ramirez, who launched a solo home run.
Freeman and Toronto reliever Steve Delabar won the fan voting for the final spots in next week’s All-Star Game, meaning Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig is likely headed for a few days off after a terrific stretch to begin his major league career.
Never one to shy away from an argument, we here at All Sports Talk have compiled a list of arguments stating conclusively why Yasiel Puig should not be an All-Star. Ultimately, the vote will be left up to the fans, but if it were up to us, we say “no way.”