Yasiel Puig 2, Walls 0.
Puig is back in the Dodgers’ lineup Thursday after crashing into the Coors Field wall in the fifth inning of the team’s 10-8 win over the Rockies on Wednesday night.
Puig was listed as day to day with a left hip bruise after precautionary X-rays were negative. He stayed in the game and drove in a run with a sacrifice fly before Manager Don Mattingly pulled him on a double switch an inning later.
Thursday afternoon, Puig tested out the hip by riding a stationary bike before running sprints, striding side to side and performing turns on the field in front of Dodgers head athletic trainer Stan Conte, assistant athletic trainer Sue Falsone and interpreter Tim Bravo.
Soon after, Mattingly filed his lineup card with Puig in his typical No. 2 slot.
Puig’s hip and upper left leg appeared to slam against a padded column along the right-field wall when he robbed Nolan Arenado of an extra-base hit. Puig remained down on the warning track, in part on hands and knees, for a few minutes before jogging across the outfield.
This isn’t the first time Puig has rebounded well from a wall collision. He ran into the wall at Dodger Stadium on June 26 while trying to track down a home run by Chase Utley. Fifteen minutes later, he delivered the go-ahead two-run single to propel the Dodgers to a 6-4 victory.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times