The Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Mets are currently two teams heading in completely opposite directions in the standings. The Dodgers have regained the top spot in the NL West and maybe the hottest team in baseball right now, while the Mets continue to plummet in the NL East.
During the 8-2 win for Los Angeles, tensions rose when Yasiel Puig crushed a three-run homerun to left center field and took his time rounding the bases. According to Anthony DiComo of MLB, Wilmer Flores did not appreciate Puig’s showboating very much:
Wilmer Flores: "I don't think [Puig] knows what having respect for the game is. We're playing horribly right now. We don't need his s—."
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 22, 2017
Flores said that he told Puig to simply run the bases since he was casually strolling around the bases, which is when the Dodgers outfielder allegedly responded with a ‘F—k you’ directed to the Mets infielder.
Travis d’Arnaud also confronted Puig when he touched home plate and moments later, Jose Reyes and Yoenis Cespedes were also seen discussing the incident with him in the aftermath of the situation.
The 26-year-old has been known for excessive celebration with his notorious ‘bat flip’ after taking a ball yard and he has also had his share of incidents with numerous players and teams who do not appreciate his celebration antics. Puig is batting .244 with 13 home runs in 69 appearances during the 2017 MLB season.