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Away from all of the excitement and attention directed toward Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig, the St. Louis Cardinals have a rookie who has arguably had an even better start to his career.
Cardinals left-handed relief pitcher Kevin Siegrist appeared in his 13th career Major League Baseball game Friday against the Chicago Cubs and finally became like every other pitcher in the game, one that has allowed at least one run.
Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro homered off of him in the bottom of the eighth to cut the Cardinals’ lead from 3-1 to 3-2, but Siegrist recovered in typical Siegrist fashion: He struck out the next three hitters.
Siegrist, now with a 0.69 earned-run average, has been simply dominant in his brief career. He has struck out 20 hitters while walking just three and giving up three hits in 13 innings. He also became the first Cardinals player since 1900 to not allow a run in his first 12 appearances.
Viewed through the narrow lens of the 2013 season, Sieg...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has beaten out Los Angeles Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig in the Final Vote by the fans for a roster spot on the National League All-Star team.
There had been backlash about Puig, the dynamic Dodgers outfielder, potentially making the team because he would have become the first player in MLB history to appear on an All-Star roster having...
Last night, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig
attempted to play through the hip injury that caused him to exit Thursday’s contest.
He was able to return to the Dodgers’ starting lineup, but he didn’t make it
past the fourth inning. Puig was removed after four frames, as he told
reporters – including Austin Laymance of MLB.com – that his hip was bothering
Practically overnight, Yasiel Puig has gone from baseball’s favorite phenom to its biggest villain.
During the Dodgers’ recent series with division rival Arizona, pitcher Ian Kennedy said that Puig “plays with arrogance,” while teammate Miguel Montero went a step further, noting that the 22-year-old hasn’t “earned respect” around baseball. And those criticisms of Puig...
Every season, a new member of the MLB fraternity welcomes himself to the big leagues and unexpectedly steals our heart. This guy remains a favorite for the duration of his career and someone we follow into the future while trying to remember his humble beginnings by doing a post about it on this blog.
This year, that guy is Yasiel Puig. Here are the top five moments (in our opinion...
For weeks, I said Yasiel Puig belonged in the All-Star Game.
I thought it would be great for fans, to see the game's newest phenomenon on a worldwide stage. I thought it would be a boon for Major League Baseball, to seize upon Puig's marketing potential just as his popularity is cresting. Moreover, I thought Puig could help the National League win and earn home-field advantage...
Phenom Yasiel Puig left the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-1 win over the Colorado Rockies Thursday night in the seventh inning after experiencing some soreness in his left hip area, manager Don Mattingly said. Puig is considered day to day with the injury according to according to Austin Laymance of MLB.com.
Puig, who went 2-for-4, left the game shortly after his seventh-inning...
The Yasiel Puig effect and the Dodgers recent hot streak are having an effect on Los Angeles' local ratings. Tuesday's Dodgers-Diamondbacks tilt, a game featuring the top two teams in the NL West, drew a 5.2 rating and 470,000 viewers on KCAL in Los Angeles, the highest on LA network since 2007. The game on Tuesday was also the Dodgers debut of new starting pitcher Ricky...
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig talked to reporters about not getting into the 2013 All-Star game, and also about staying up way late on Twitter.
Before Thursday night’s series opener against the Colorado Rockies, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig remarked a bit on the latest media furor swirling around him – this time, pertaining to an alleged ‘snub’ of Arizona Diamondbacks icon Luis Gonzalez on Monday night.
Through his translator, Puig downplayed the supposed ‘incident’, even indicating that the media...
Maybe what Yasiel Puig needs right now is a day off. He could
probably use it. His aching left hip â the one he
injured running into a wall July 3 at Colorado â
is still not fully recovered. A little rest probably wouldn't hurt.
Zack Greinke retired his first 13 batters before finishing with a two-hitter for a win in his fifth straight start and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Saturday.
The Dodgers won for the 14th time in 17 games, despite the absence of rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig, who missed his first game since his promotion on June 3 because of a sore left hip. He...
When Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman found out he was one of
five National League finalists in MLB's Final Vote a few days ago,
his reaction was one of mild sarcasm that mirrored national
sentiment: There's no way he beats Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig.
Well, he did.
The Diamondbacks are reeling after seeing their comfortable 4.5-game NL West lead shrink to 1.5 games after the Dodgers swept them in three games, including a 14-inning heart breaker Wednesday.
L.A., with rookie phenom Yasiel Puig and a resurgentg starting rotation, has been suggested as the new NL West favorite, so it's up to the D-backs to bounce back and protect their ground...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on some kind of roll over the past 20 games with a record of 16-4. The team is looking to get healthy and make a run into the postseason. Manager Don Mattingly answered questions about injuries and the team today before Photo Day at Dodgers Stadium.
“Just a little over a week ago we were talking about having four outfielders and now we only have...