Found June 09, 2013 on Los That Sports Blog:

Tweet   Yasiel Puig Mania is reaching astronomical levels, what with him hitting four home runs (including a grand slam) in his first five major league games while carrying a .421 average into Saturady’s matchup with the Atlanta Braves and all. In the fifth inning, after a Jason Heyward single, Puig showed off his arm [...]

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