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The kid has barely been in the majors a week and already teams are not sure what to do about him. Yasiel Puig has been on a tear ever since he made his first start last Monday. In an effort to not let him win the game for the Dodgers--or perhaps it was an accident--the Diamondbacks took a rather unique approach to dealing with the hard-hitting outfielder.
They hit him. In the face. With a fastball. Ouch.
Being the bad*ss that he is, Puig got back up and stayed in the game. He ended up going 0-2 with one run scored and a strikeout; his batting average is .471.
Of course his teammates are not going to stand idly by while their new young superstar in the making gets drilled--so Zack Greinke returns the favor--and chaos ensued:
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It would have been nice if it could have ended here, but no--that would have been too easy. For some stupid reason, even though he caused the whole mess the first time around, D-Backs pitcher Ian Kennedy plunks Greinke!
And chaos ensued:
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You know this scuffle was a good one because even the coaches got in on the action!
Yeah, there will be a fine or two and likely some suspensions handed out after this one.
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Rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig has been named National League Player of the Week after his historic Los Angeles debut.
In his first week after being called up on June 3 from double-A Chattanooga, Puig led the MLB with 27 total bases and was tied for the lead with four home runs. His .964 slugging percentage was second-best in the majors and...
Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers 22-year-old phenom has been creating a buzz the past week or so. In his first week of action at the Major League level, Puig was named the National League player of the week while hitting a scorching .464 with a massive .964 slugging percentage. He has also crushed four homeruns in his first five games.
And then came last night. In the second inning...
Yasiel Puig is not only breaking records on the field, but also in the team store.
The Dodgers sold more Puig-related merchandise from Thursday to Sunday than they had ever sold of any player over a four-day period -- more than even Manny Ramirez, Fernando Valenzuela or Hideo Nomo, according to a team spokesperson.
The team sold approximately 3,000 units of Puig-related merchandise...
Yasiel Puig’s early success already has opposing teams sending a message.
“Welcome to the big leagues, pal.”
That age old cliche’ certainly applied to baseball’s newest sensation, Yasiel Puig, Tuesday night in the Dodgers 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Puig, who entered the game batting .500 with four home runs in his nine-game career with the Dodgers, was thrown...
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Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig has been hit by a pitch from Arizona's Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning.
Puig went down after the ball glanced off his left shoulder and struck him in the face. The 22-year-old Cuban defector eventually sat up and was examined by a team trainer after a Spanish translator was summoned.
Puig's nose was checked by the trainer and after...
The Dodgers and Diamondbacks had some very bad blood on Tuesday night, and the young phenom Yaisel Puig was at the center of it. Yasiel Puig was hit in face by a fastball early in the game, and when Greinke was also hit by Ian Kennedy during the seventh inning frustrations boiled over.
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LOS ANGELES Major League Baseball held off issuing the expected fines and suspensions following Tuesday nights Dodgers-Arizona Diamondbacks melee, but its doubtful that any sort of discipline is going to quiet the bad feelings.
And for at least one game, the brawl apparently is costing the Dodgers their rookie sensation, Yasiel Puig, who was scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday...
Last night Ian Kennedy of the Arizona Diamondbacks not only started a major brawl, but also needed 4 strikes to strikeout Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig. Just another example of how there is zero credibility in the world of Major League Baseball umpiring.
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As I wrote the other day, all the Los Angeles Dodgers apparently needed to break out of their awful funk was the excitement of a flashy, young player like Yasiel Puig. And all it took to gain a game on the National League West leading Arizona Diamondbacks last night was Puig taking an Ian Kennedy fastball to the face.In the bottom of the 6th inning, with a 2-0 lead, Kennedy let one...
Well, that escalated quickly.
It all started when Yasiel Puig got hit in the face by a 92 mph Ian Kennedy fastball.
Zack Greinke then followed that up the next inning by hitting Miguel Montero in the back.
Now, personally, if I was Zack Greinke, I wouldn’t have hit Miguel Montero. I don’t really believe Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig intentionally, and I don’t really believe...
Ian Kennedy hit Yasiel Puig and Zack Greinke with pitches, sparking a heated brawl that involved players and coaches and resulted in five ejections in a game in which the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Tuesday night.
Kennedy, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and coach Turner Ward, along with Puig and Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire were ejected...
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers had a bench clearing brawl in the 7th inning
of Tuesday nights game at Dodger Stadium.
This had been brewing since the sixth inning when D-Backs pitcher Ian Kennedy beaned Dodger phenom Yasiel Puig with a 92 MPH fastball in the face.
In the top of the seventh Dodger pitcher Zach Greinke retaliated beaning Diamondback catcher...
The Dodgers are still upset a day after their brawl with the Arizona Diamondbacks, with much of their ire directed toward pitcher Ian Kennedy.
Kennedy hit Los Angeles rookie Yasiel Puig and pitcher Zack Greinke with high pitches, and a day later the Dodgers were still taking exception to where they were thrown.
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly says he doesn't think Kennedy...
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks got into a bean-ball war on Tuesday night, and that led to two benches-clearing standoffs, one of which turned into a brawl. Any hopes that cooler heads would prevail after a day have gone right out the window.
The Dodgers are still upset about the fight, as they feel Diamondbacks pitcher Ian Kennedy intentionally threw at the heads...