There have been a lot of subjects coming under fire lately in Los Angeles. None more so than Don Mattingly, as he tries to reload his troops and fortify the hallowed ground he has sworn to defend.
With Matt Kemp still on the DL after struggling to find his MVP form in the first third of the 2013 season.
The Dodgers have turned to the relatively unknown rookie Yasiel Puig, as a means of reloading the arsenal needed to capture valuable ground lost in the N.L. West. And what an arsenal he has displayed in his short visit to the Ravine.
Currently displaying a robust offensive line with a .417 BA – .417 OBP – .1000 SLG – 1.417 OPS. In the mere three days since being recalled by the Dodgers, he has rejuvenated and energized the offense with 5 Hits and 5 RBI’s, 1 Double, 2 HR, scoring 2 Runs, while striking out twice, in 12 at bats. He has been aptly named the Cuban Missile.
Displaying equal fire-power from his powerful right arm, as he threw out a Padre runner, whom was trying to keep from getting doubled up at first, on a deep fly ball to the wall. Puig managed to launch a missile to Gonzalez, while standing flat footed at the warning track to end a close, first game of the series.
He has hit the ground running so to speak and one can only hope there are a few smiling faces willing to follow in his footsteps.
As they set out to secure the hilltop fort, in a 4 game series against the N.L. East leading Atlanta Braves.
It should be a fun week folk’s, so crack ya’ some peanuts, grab ya’ a cold one and join in on the battle cry!!