In the words of the immortal Vin Scully: Havana, Cuba has arrived in Los Angeles.
The debut of Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig is the biggest non-PED story going in baseball, and for good reason. The Cuban defector was spectacular in Spring Training, was spectacular at Double-A Chattanooga, and continues to be spectacular through his first two games in the big leagues.
In Tuesday’s debut, Puig stroked two singles and made the final out of the game by turning a double play – catching a fly ball in right and gunning out Padres baserunner Chris Denorfia at first base.
It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? Well, it did last night.
For an encore to his exciting debut, Puig stepped to the plate and belted two home runs in the L.A.’s 9-7 win over San Diego. Here’s the video.
Don’t look now, but the Dodgers – desperately in need of a shot in the arm – are now 2-0 with Puig in the lineup.