Monday, June 03, 2013

Post-Game 56 Thread: Puigasm

DODGERS 2, PADRES 1

Are you kidding me. Yasiel Puig was fairly impressive at the plate (2 for 4 with two singles, one a bloop to left and the other a hard chopper to right), but it was the closing play of the game that announced Yasiel Puig does not intend to return to the minors.

In the ninth inning with a one-run lead, Brandon League was doing his usual gasoline-can act. With one out, he walked Chris Denorfia. Then he served up a 95-mph meatball to Kyle Blanks, who crushed it to deep right field. Then, well...just look above. (Vin's call here.)

Credit to AGon and SVS, each with a solo home run off Eric Stults, and Stephen Fife, who went 5.1 innings. Moylan, Paco and Kenley did the rest.

thanks to MSTI for the .gif

11 comments:

Paul said...

Lets not all start Puiging each other yet. Great first game and he saved it but let's hope he keeps his nose clean.

Still it is great to see a Dodger with genuine enthusiasm and not someone trying to be cool about it (Kemp) or someone who doesn't seem to care as much anymore (Dre)

Orel said...

And the Angels just got swept by the Astros. A four-game sweep! We can start Puiging each other over that, right?

Orel said...

Oh, and start packing your bags, Andre.

Paul said...

Those bags are heavy with future checks.

Pride of Dong said...

Why not have a nice four man rotation, remember, Crawford is killing himself out there after a tommy surgery less than a year ago. Plus, Matt being DLd and Andre being dre, it's a nice reliever/substitute to have...

Steve Sax said...

Looks like a great debut for Puig. Unfortunately we are squeezing out one-run victories against the Padres. Surely we can do better than that.

Orel said...

Watch how Dave Roberts tries to sell the "safe" call. You can tell he doesn't really believe himself.

Steve Sax said...

Dave Roberts rocks, however

Spank said...

Yasqueal Puig! Yasqueal Puig!!!

Wicks said...

We haven't seen an arm in RF like that since RAUL.

BJ Killeen said...

Two more games and we're out of the cellar...here's hoping.