(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Yasiel Puig probably won't finish the season hitting .436, though by now there's a growing number of people in Los Angeles who surely believe he can.
Hard to fault them, because Puig has turned a lot of people into believers in the month he has played baseball in the big leagues.
The buzz he's generating at Dodger Stadium is reminiscent of what Fernandomania was like when Fernando Valenzuela took the mound more than three decades ago. The numbers he's put up in his first month at the plate bring comparisons to the debut of Joe DiMaggio 77 years ago.
He's a 22-year-old phenom who put a spark in the Dodgers when they were desperate for it most. He may have saved manager Don Mattingly's job, and he may just save the season for the Dodgers.
History says it won't last. Never does at this level, where pitchers and hitters continually engage in a cat-and-mouse game of adjustments and more adjustments.
But there's not much doub...