Yasiel Puig left Miami woozy, nursing a headache. And the throbbing music of a South Beach nightclub had nothing to do with it.

Puig crashed violently into the outfield wall in the ninth inning, nearly making a spectacular game-saving catch. Instead, he was lying stunned, face down on the warning track as the winning run scored and the Miami Marlins took a 5-4 win over the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon.

“That ball just beat him to the wall,” Dodgers teammate Andre Ethier said. “He almost made an amazing play.”

Puig couldn’t quite get to Jeff Baker’s drive. Running full speed and throwing himself into the air, Puig hit the wall hard with his left side, banging into one of the support poles. He got up after a couple minutes and walked off the field leaning on trainer Stan Conte.

After the game, Puig declined to speak with the media. The Dodgers said he hit the wall with the left side of his head and lower side of his left leg. He was given a concussion test and “results were negative.” He will be re-evaluated Monday but is likely to be out of the lineup for at least one game.

A year ago, Puig was injured on a similar play at Coors Field in Colorado. He suffered a bruised hip and missed the Dodgers’ last game before the All-Star break.

“He hit that wall hard,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “He was pointing to multiple areas – his ankle, I think he hit his head. He landed hard too.

“Almost made an unbelievable play, though.”
And the Dodgers almost pulled off the unthinkable – beating Marlins ace Jose Fernandez on his home turf.