Carlos Beltran was not happy with Yasiel Puig’s rather loud celebrations during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series.
The 22 year-old Puig, who has been criticized throughout his rookie season for his emotional style of play, celebrated twice on his RBI triple that helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0, last night.
Right after belting a long drive to right field in the fourth inning, Puig raised his arms and stood in the batter’s box to watch the flight of the ball, evidently thinking it was going out of the park.
However, once he realized it wasn’t, the Cuba native player started charging around the basepaths and roared into third base, clapping his hands before raising them again as the sellout crowd of 53,940 cheered.
YouWager experts learned that Los Angeles outfielder Jerry Hairston Jr. stated that Puig does not intend to disrespect opposing teams.
However Beltran said that Puig’s celebrations might ultimately galvanize St. Louis, who enter tonight’s Game 4 with a 2-1 series lead.