The Legend of Puig Grows with Last Night’s Grand Slam

la-sp-yasiel-puig-20130606First, it was a two-hit performance with a game-ending outfield-assist featuring double play. Then it was a two-home run game. Last night, Dodgers call-up Yasiel Puig did just about the only thing that could top those previous performances by blasting his first career grand slam.

I feel like Seeds All Day has become Puig All Day this week, but it’s hard not to get swept up in the excitement that has surrounded the Cuban defector’s major league debut.

Sure, it’s super early. Puig has played just four major league games. But the impact he’s made already during this short period of time has been incredible. Puig has made the Dodgers – a last place team – the buzz of the league.

Los Angeles is now 3-1 with Puig in their lineup, and Puig has contributed in big ways for each of those three wins.

Through these first four games, Puig is 7-for-16 with three home runs, nine RBIs and one memorable outfield assist.

Puig is still raw – scouts have said that sometimes he doesn’t quite know what to do on in situations on the field – but man, does he have tools. His arm, his batting eye, and his power have been on full display during this week’s run. Every Puig at-bat remains must-see television.

In case you missed it, here’s last night’s grand slam.

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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