Historic debuts and all that.
So. Yasiel Puig. Heard of him? If not, you will. He was a highly touted prospect of the Dodgers. Now he’s a highly touted outfielder for the Dodgers.
Making his Major League debut on June 3, Puig lined a single in his first at-bat. He finished the night going 2-for-4 with two singles and showcased his cannon arm with a game-ending throw. That’s a pretty good first game. Well, it wasn’t good enough for him.
Last night in his follow-up act, Puig did something special. He went 3-for-4, but this time two of his hits landed in the bleachers. He ended the night with 5 RBIs to become the first Dodger ever to have a multi-home run game in his first two starts. Puig is also the first Dodger since 1947 to collect 5 RBIs in his first two games.
Whether or not this Dodgers team can right the ship and get back into contention remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure: it’s going to be a lot of fun watching Yasiel Puig. Just listen to Vin Scully. After more than 60 years calling games, even he’s having a blast watching Yasiel Puig.
And, based on these tweets, so are his teammates.
Know I'm on DL with oblique strain but watching speed those Puig HRs left stadium made my neck hurt.I'll see doc tomorrow. #whataplayer— AJ Ellis (@AJEllis17) June 5, 2013
That was fun to watch!! Wow! What a player! #vivapuig— Brandon League (@BrandonLeague31) June 5, 2013