Tuesday began with Dodgers manager Don Mattingly hoping to teach Yasiel Puig, his young, brash, agressive phenom, a lesson about being a professional.
Judging by the way it ended, Mattingly either got his message across in record time, or may have a serious problem on his hands.
After Puig showed up late to Marlins Park in Miami, the Dodgers skipper had a closed-door meeting with Puig, from which the rookie emerged benched and fined . But in the sixth inning, in need of an outfielde and a bat in the No. 9 hole, Mattingly called on Puig in a double-switch.
Two innings later, with the score tied at 4-4, Puig homered on his first swing in his first at-bat, returning to a hero's welcome in the clubhouse and eventually giving the Dodgers a 6-4 win over the Marlins .
So, did Puig get the message, or does he now think is above reproach with his own manager?
Our 'FOX Sports Live' crew debates.
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