February 4, 2015
The Puig Sensation
The Los Angeles Dodgers were on the outside looking in at the race towards the playoffs not too long ago, but there appears to have been a resurgence of sorts from within the clubhouse.
The big push, that has them 22-5 over the last 27 games, seems to have come from a few different players returning and the emergence of Yasiel Puig as a powerful force on the diamond as a 5-tool player.
The 22-year-old Cuban sensation has played in 42 games so far for the Dodgers, hitting for a .369 average to go along with eight homeruns and 19 RBIs. He also possesses a .400 on base percentage and a .581 slugging percentage.
Puig has made plays with his bat, his glove and his arm while showing all of the tools that he has. Combined with Hanley Ramirez coming back from injury and solid pitching from Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu, the Dodgers are second in the NL West, just half a game back from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Will this surge continue for the Dodgers?
By: Brandon Williams