Puig’s Encore? How About Two Home Runs


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.

About Matthew George

Matthew George graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2008 with a bachelor of science in journalism. He spent three years writing sports for the Kentucky Kernel, the university's daily paper, and served as assistant sports editor. After undergrad, Matthew attended Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University where he earned his juris doctorate. He is now admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana.

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