Yasiel Puig knows how to dazzle in eccentric fashion. Everything he does, he does big. There was the crash into the right-field wall Thursday and the crush as he delivered another clutch hit that rocked Dodger Stadium. After slamming into the right-field wall in the top of the seventh inning on Chase Utley's homer that gave the Philadelphia Phillies a one-run lead, Puig jogged to the dugout. He went into the clubhouse with a trainer but emerged seemingly unscathed. Clearly, there was nothing wrong with his flair for the dramatic. With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, and an 0-and-2 count, Puig singled to left center field to score two runs - to tie and then take a lead. The pitch was low and outside. But as you know, Puig can do just about everything. Puig had the game-winner for the Dodgers in their 6-4 victory over the Phillies that extended their winning streak to six games. "I feel really happy," Puig said through an interpreter. "We ended up winning the game." Ho-hum. Just another day in the world of Puig. After the game, Puig sprayed cologne on a reporter, told him he wanted the reporter to take him to dinner, put on his sunglasses and said he was ready. He showed no ill effects from his contact with the wall. "I feel good," Puig said. "My shoulder feels good It's gotten me twice." Puig wasn't concerned, but Dodger Nation sure was holding its breath.
Yasiel Puig at forefront of another L.A. victory
L.A. Daily News | Jun 28