Friday, June 28, 2013

Yasiel Puig Continues His Stunning Debut With the Los Angeles #Dodgers

I was watching last night when Puig hit a go-ahead single in the bottom of the seventh. At LAT, "Yasiel Puig pulls Dodgers to sixth win in a row."

And from Bill Plaschke, "Yasiel Puig seems able to put on a show, whatever he does":

It was two hours before the first pitch Thursday, and the Dodger Stadium tour guide was ushering a dozen fans from the seats behind home plate when one of them stopped.

"Wait a minute," he said. "Puig is hitting."

"But…," said the tour guide.

"No, no, no," said another fan. "Puig is hitting."

The entire group halted to witness the hottest debuting hitter in Dodgers history take batting practice. Turns out they could have done it with their eyes closed.

BOX SCORE: Dodgers 6, Philadelphia 4

Thwack! Home run. Boom! Home run. Bang! Ball off the wall.

After Puig had turned the first three pitches into something that sounded like a cartoon brawl, the tour guide sighed.

"OK," he said. "We'll stick around and watch Puig."

We will, indeed. As the Southern California summer moves from soft to sticky, we'll crowd into Chavez Ravine to stand under the 22-year-old Dodgers sensation as if he were a wildly refreshing sprinkler.

He sprayed amazement again Thursday night in a 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies that left one Matt Kemp as breathless as the rest of us.

"Puig, man, he's an amazing kid," Kemp said afterward.

Soak him in, L.A.
Puig has played just 23 games. That video at top was posted after his breakout week early this month.

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