Say what you want but I choose to believe that the first walk-off win for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2013 was due to the fact that Yasiel Puig was on deck. All joking aside the Dodgers are now 4-1 since Puig was called up as they get the win over the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in ten innings Friday night.
Hyun-Jin Ryu has been outstanding in his rookie campaign now with a 2.72 ERA including a 1.50 ERA at home. Ryu left the game after running out of gas with two outs in the eighth and had to settle with the no-decision after only giving up one run on six hits while striking out six and only walking one.
The Dodgers now have two rookies making a big impression on the team with the emergence of Puig. When Puig gets a hit the team is 4-0 and the hit on Friday was his fourth homer in five games to start his career. There has only been one other player (Mike Jacobs, 2005 Mets) to complete such a task.
The .421/.450/1.105 stat lie that Puig currently has is incredible as Friday was the first time he reached base by a walk. In the eighth inning Puig was intentionally walked with two outs.
The bullpen held the Braves scoreless through the tenth inning with the score tied 1-1 setting up the Dodgers walk-off on a wild pitch from Anthony Varvano to plate Skip Schumaker.
Oddly enough, the only loss since Puig has been up came in a Clayton Kershaw start. Tomorrow night Stephen Fife (1-0, 4.50) will look to keep things going against Kris Medlen (2-6, 3.14).
WP: Brandon League (2-2)
LP: Anthony Varvano (3-1)