Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/3/13
It's going to be awfully difficult to keep Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig out of the All-Star Game, especially now that he has capped a brilliant start to his career by being named National League Player of the Month and Rookie of the Month for June. Puig pulled off the double honor after an historic first month in which he hit .436 with 44 hits and a .713 slugging average in 26 games. The awards are certain to emphasize Puig's case for being named to the N.L. All-Star team, although reserves won't be selected by manager Bruce Bochy and league officials until some time next week. But his amazing start, which included three hits and his eighth home run Tuesday night at Colorado, will be difficult to ignore. Puig, 22, is the fifth player to win player of the month and rookie of the month and the first since the Angels' Mike Trout in July 2012. The last Dodger to be named N.L. player of the month was Matt Kemp in April 2012. Puig's 44 hits in June were the most by any player in his fi...
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