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Rookie outfielders Yasiel Puig and Wil Myers homered to help their teams to wins last night in a light schedule in Major League Baseball. Puig hit his seventh home run in 20 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Myers homered in his Tropicana Field debut for Tampa Bay.Michael Brantley had a big night for the Cleveland Indians and Jonathan Papelbon blew another save for the Philadelphia Phillies.Games in AL StadiumsTampa Bay 4 Toronto 1 – Tampa Bay Rays starter Jeremy Hellickson pitched seven innings of shutout baseball, allowing one hit while striking out four and rookie Wil Myers homered in his Tropicana Field debut to the that Toronto Blue Jays in the end they are 11 game winning streak 4-1.Myers, who’s hitting .294 with two home runs, a double and seven RBIs after eight games Was the key piece in the off-season trade that sent pitcher James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City.He’s very comfortable,” Rays manager Joe Maddon said about Myers. “He’s not overwhelmed whatsoever.”The Rays went back to back to back with home runs in the second inning off the bats of first baseman James Loney, Myers, and outfielder Sam Fuld.Fernando Rodney pitched the ninth to record his 16th save of the season. Cleveland 5 Baltimore 2 - Michael Brantley hit a home run and four RBI to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. The win was the ninth in the past 12 games for the Indians. Nick Swisher added two hits for Cleveland.Ubaldo Jimenez (6-4) allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings before Rich Hill, Bryan Shaw and Joe Smith combined for 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief. Vinnie Pestano wrapped it up by working the ninth for his fourth save.“Our bullpen was phenomenal,” manager Terry Francona said.Games in NL StadiumsLos Angeles 3 San Francisco 1 -Yasiel Puig‘s hit his seventh home run season to go along with two RBI to propel the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.Puig’s home run in the first inning staked the Dodgers to an early lead. later he would single in the eighth to break a 1-1 tie.Hanley Ramirez drove in the final run two batters later on a liner toward the middle that shortstop Brandon Crawford knocked down with a lunging attempt before getting the out at first. Philadelphia 3 San Diego 4 – The San Diego Padres rallied from a three run deficit in the bottom of the ninth and scored the winning run in the 10th when outfielder Kyle Blanks singled in the 10th and the Padres beat the Phillies 4-3.Cliff Lee took a hardluck no decision after pitching shutout baseball into the ninth.. Closer Jonathan Papelbon blew his fourth save in his last five attempts.“I don’t know what is worse, losing 15-0 or getting beat that way. Either way, it’s a loss and it doesn’t sit well with me,” Papelbon said.
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The Yasiel Puig experience has been quite a ride for the Dodgers and their fans, and Mike Petriello already said part of what I wanted to say about the ups and downs of his debut thus far (primarily ups). However, I did want to focus on the part of the equation that focuses on his recent trend of striking out on soft stuff away.
To be clear, any criticism of him at this point is...
Yasiel Puig homers in the Dodgers 3-1 win over the Giants Monday night.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. At least that is how author Charles Dickens summed up 18th century England in “A Tale of Two Cities.” Today, that saying might apply to sports fans.
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. The Evan Longoria-Wil Myers look in the lineup could become a strong asset for the Tampa Bay Rays as Myers continues to grow in the game.The 22-year-old slugger, batting fifth behind Longoria on Tuesday for the third time, has shown that intentionally walking the Rays star third baseman to reach him could provide its own risk. Myers smacked a single to left...
A study of Wil Myers career is only seven games and six days old, a period neither long enough to draw conclusions nor revealing enough to produce guarantees.
He received his promotion before stepping onto two of the most storied fields the majors can offer: Welcome to the big stage, the Tampa Bay Rays seemingly told him, before appearances at Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium. Get...
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Wil Myers jogged with an expressionless stare in the second inning, as if 422-foot home runs are supposed to happen often. He glanced twice toward center field after he rounded first base. He never broke his stride.
The Tampa Bay Rays envisioned moments like this when they promoted the outfield prospect June 16, these did-he-just-do-that displays that serve...
2013′s Trout, Cespedes, Harper & Machado is named Yasiel Puig.
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Young Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has gone from being a well known Cuban outfielder, to signing with the Dodgers on seven-year, $42 million deal, to being called up, to future all-star. All of that, in one year? That's what people are talking about.
Yasiel Puig has been the talk of MLB with his outstanding defense, power hitting and his ability to drive runs in during key...
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Yasiel Puig see ball hit ball far. The Dodgers’ 22-year-old stud hit his seventh homer Monday night in just his 20th MLB game. He’s doing just about everything right. Minus a gaffe in Monday’s game in right field, he’s making highlight plays defensively and offensively. MLB Network’s Heidi Watney tweeted Monday night that Puig is the first player in...
Yasiel Puig has been a mainstay in the media headlines since getting called up to join the Dodgers in LA — the kid can flat out do it all.
The Cuban-phenom has dazzled with his rocket arm and clutch hitting — posting a .425 batting average with six homers and 12 RBI’s in 19 games — but also proved he can make plays with his glove on Sunday against the Padres.
Yasiel Puig is going to be a pain for a long, long time. A long time. An incredibly long time. He’s really good. He hits baseballs very hard. He’s also fast. Also he’s 22 years old, and will be a blue terror until 2018. This must be how other teams feel about Tim Lincecum or Brian Wilson or Buster Posey, when it’s just not fair that they get to have this player every day...
We are nearing the mid-way point of the 2013 MLB season with the All-Star break looming in the near future. Many highly touted rookies have enjoyed early success at the major league level thus far into their young careers.
First and foremost is Yasiel Puig, the man is an absolute beast and has been destroying major league pitching since his promotion. Puig was called up after the...
We go through this seemingly every season now. Yasiel Puig is no different than Stephen Strasburg in 2010 or Bryce Harper in '12 -- the phenom of the moment, stirring All-Star debate.
Should such rookies be All-Stars, even if they get chosen over veterans who excelled for the entire first half, rather than -- in Puig's case at the moment -- a mere three weeks?
For the Giants, the recent script remained the same in Los Angeles. With another injury, and another low scoring loss, and Giants are officially at .500. The culprit this game was the new Cuban wonder, Yasiel Puig, who recorded three hits including an opposite field home run in the first and the crucial RBI single in the bottom of the 8th leading the Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over...
Web Gems Of The Month, basically.
Anyway, Aaron Hicks has to lead this.
Yasiel Puig completes his debut by doubling off runner at first from warning track
Yasiel Puig cannon sniper awesome *moar superlatives here* throw dot GIF
Peter Bourjos robs a homer, is decent at the defense thing
Andrew McCutchen and Yoenis Cespedes both rob hits at the wall…
Rookie sensation Yasiel Puig hit his seventh home run in 20 major league games and added a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning against Madison Bumgarner, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night.
Nick Punto, who replaced third baseman Juan Uribe in a double switch, led off the eighth with an opposite-field double down the...