Puig was benched prior to Tuesday’s game with the
Which naturally led to his late-game heroics because, well, he is Puig and things like that just seem to swirl around him.
Puig entered the game in a double switch in the sixth inning and then came to bat with the game tied 4-4 in the eighth. He hit the first pitch he saw for a go-ahead home run.
The ultimate 6-4 victory was anything but routine, but then what about the high-energy Puig ever is?
His home run off left-hander
It was Puig’s 12th home run of the season and helped the
The Marlins opened the scoring with a run in the first after
It remained a 1-0 game until the Dodgers scored four times in the fourth when
But then Turner committed one of baseball’s cardinal sins, walking the opposing pitcher. The walk to
But the Marlins got two back in the bottom of the inning. They loaded the bases against Capuano on base hits by
Capuano left with a one-run lead after five innings, allowing the three runs on six hits and a walk, but the bullpen surrendered a tying run in the sixth.
The Dodgers added an insurance run in the ninth when