LOS ANGELES Every game brings a new opportunity for Yasiel Puig.
One night, its a throw from right field to end the game. The next night, its a couple of home runs. Then a grand slam. On Friday night at Dodger Stadium, he hit a homer his fourth in five games this season to tie a game the Dodgers would win in 10 innings, 2-1 over the Atlanta Braves.
Its been a storybook, manager Don Mattingly said. Its crazy.
Puig is the talk of baseball, and understandably so. He tied a major league record for most RBIs (10) in his first five career games, and he is only the second player since 1900 to hit five homers in his first five games.
Hes just been amazing for us, infielder Skip Schumaker said. It feels like somethings going to happen every time he comes up.
It usually does. The Dodgers had a 23-32 record before Puig was called up from Double-A Chattanooga on Monday but are 4-1 since. He brings an energy and enthusiasm they didnt exhibit until his arrival.
As long as the team is pul...