I was lucky enough to be in attendance for what could be a glimpse into the future of Yasiel Puig. On a night when not much was expected, Puig's star shone brightly.
The lineup was lackluster, aside from Puig hitting in the No. 3 spot. Most of the Dodger stars had played against the Padres earlier in the day in Peoria, Ariz. But the team left Puig behind, and everyone in attendance got quite the treat.
In Puig's first at-bat, he did his best Matt Kemp impression by blasting a 2-run home run to right-center field off the Royals' Yordano Ventura.
When Ned Colletti commented earlier this winter about the sound the bat makes when Puig hits it, he wasn't inaccurate. The second Puig connected with that ball, everyone knew it was long gone.
In his next at-bat, Puig laced a single to right field. He hit it so hard, Royals' outfielder Jeff Francoeur attempted to throw Puig out at first. Puig responded by stealing second base. He'd eventually come around to score.
In his th...