But that just goes to show how spectacular the debut of Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has been this week. In last night’s 2-1 loss to the Braves, Puig singled twice, but did not provide the kind of higihlight-worthy power hits we’re already becoming used to in his thus far short stint in the majors.
No problem. When he’s not launching balls out of the yard, Puig is impressing in other ways. Last night it was with his arm, his speed and his effort.
He had another outfield assist last night, gunning down Atlanta’s Andrelton Simmons who was trying to go first-to-third. Take a look at the throw, which was an absolute seed that got to third on the fly.
One of Puig’s singles was of the infield variety. The Cuban bounced a ball up the middle that was gloved by second baseman Dan Uggla. Puig sprinted out of the box, then dove head first in to first base beating the throw. Here’s a highlight with some postgame comments from manager Don Mattingly.
We’ve said it multiple times, and we will keep repeating it until he cools. But for now, Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers are absolute must-see TV.