In his first two Major League games, Yasiel Puig has done nothing but prove why the fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers have been talking about him non-stop. The Dodgers new right fielder accounted for more than half of the offense in Tuesday night’s 9-7 win against the San Diego Padres.
After going 2-for-4 in his debut on Monday night, Puig treated the home crowd to his first two career homers. The first of the two was a monster shot that cleared half of the left field pavilion with two aboard which tied the game at five.
The second homer of the night came in the bottom half of the sixth inning with the Dodgers up by one. It’s still under review which was quicker; the ball flying out on a line, or Puig rounding the bases. The two-run shot put the Dodgers up 9-6.
The lead would be reduced by one when Carlos Quentin single handedly turned the Puig cheers into instant boos by leading off the top of the seventh with a solo shot to left. The boos would soon turn back to cheers as the fan who caught the Quentin homer threw it back on the field.
Quentin was booed all night long in his first game against the Dodgers since his incident with Zack Greinke in San Diego that left Greinke with a broken collarbone.
Each team had three homers on the night which is a rarity for Dodgers Stadium. Something must be in the air in Chavez Ravine since there has been eight homers since Puig arrived with the club.
The Dodgers are now only a half game behind the Padres heading into the series finale tomorrow. Clayton Kershaw (5-3, 1.85) will be on the bump opposed by Jason Marquis (6-2, 3.82).
Personally I can’t wait to see what Puig has in store for the third game of his career.
WP: J.P. Howell (2-0)
LP: Tyson Ross (0-2)
S: Brandon League (13)