Yasiel Puig made an incredible catch for the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon. Opposing pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu fouled a ball off down the right field line against Michael Lorenzen. Puig raced towards the stands and leaped over the wall and reached into the stands on the fly to record the final out of the inning. As he caught the ball he also smacked into the wall. He bounced off and went to the ground. He remained in the game for the next few innings, but was replaced in the 8th.
Mark Sheldon of Reds.com reports that Puig’s currently “day-to-day”. The Reds and Yasiel Puig have the day off on Monday before they hit the road to Milwaukee to start up a road series against the Brewers. Puig was checked out at the stadium, but he will be re-examined by the team doctor on Monday. Neither the outfielder, nor manager David Bell believe it’s serious and that he’ll miss much time, it any at all.
Scooter Gennett to travel to Milwaukee
Scooter Gennett hasn’t played all season since injuring himself near the end of spring training. He’s been at the home games with the Reds, but hasn’t been making the road trips as he’s been resting and recovering. That’s going to chance this week as the second baseman will hit the road to his old stomping grounds in Milwaukee, according to Joe Danneman of Fox 19 in Cincinnati.
Scooter Gennett will make the upcoming road trip and will start on field baseball work. He said he’ll better know a timetable to start a rehab assignment in about a week, but his best guess is about two-and-a-half weeks. #Reds
— Joe Danneman (@FOX19Joe) May 19, 2019
While Scooter Gennett isn’t a doctor, and I can’t confirm or deny if he’s ever stayed in a Holiday Inn Express, he’s probably had the conversation with the Reds doctors and trainers about the timeline of his comeback. Let’s call it a conservative three weeks before he would begin a rehab assignment. Position players now get up to 20 days of a rehab assignment before they must head back to the injured list or be assigned to the active roster. How quickly Gennett can get back into things could come into play in how quickly he could return, but even at the fastest, he’ll probably spend 10 days rehabbing. It will have been over two months since he last faced off against live pitching by the time he begins a rehab assignment. This means he’s still probably at least a month out from playing for the Reds.
I have not seen Puig regularly until this year, and I’m no expert – I’m sure the Reds and Ward have noticed this.
But, just in case, healthy Puig REALLY seems to shift/move/drop his right leg/back side when he swings. It causes him, I think, to miss/pop up a lot. It seems he is trying to generate power this way, but I suspect he does need to reach for that bit of extra.
Anybody else see this? Has he always done this?
does *not* need to reach for that bit of extra.