Yasiel Puig puts on a show in Dodgers' 9-5 win over Padres

Yasiel Puig throws out a runner at first base and hits a home run in the first inning of the Dodgers' 9-5 win

And then there was the Dodgers’ original Cuban. You remember Yasiel Puig, the outfielder with broad shoulders, a charismatic smile, untamed and with natural talent almost oozing from his pores.

Just in case San Diego had forgotten, he put on a first-inning show Wednesday in the Dodgers’ 9-5 victory over the Padres at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix.

The Dodgers seem to sign a highly touted Cuban a week these days, but Puig remains the one all others will be measured against because he just has so much raw ability.

San Diego’s Wil Myers got a quick reminder of that ability when he led off the game with a single to right in front of Puig. Meyers rounded first as Puig appeared to casually approach the hit. Which apparently was one great deke.

With first baseman Adrian Gonzalez out for the relay, pitcher Juan Nicasio sneaked behind Myers to cover first. Puig turned on the jets, scooped up the ball and absolutely fired to first. Where Myers was easily tagged out.

Then in the bottom of the inning after Jimmy Rollins led off with a bunt single, Puig destroyed a Jason Lane pitch for a two-run homer. And then flipped his bat. The season starts in 12 days and it appears the Dodgers’ favorite man-child is ready to go.

It was Puig’s fourth home run of the spring, and one of four the Dodgers hit Wednesday. Joc Pederson hit his fourth home run, Justin Turner his third and Scott Van Slyke his second.

The Dodgers powered 14 hits overall, including doubles by Howie Kendrick and Andre Ethier. It was a good day for the Dodgers to feature plenty of offense, because their pitching struggled early.

Nicasio (two runs and four hits in three innings), Sergio Santos (two runs in one inning) and Dustin McGowan (one run and three hits in an inning) were all knocked around.

J.P. Howell, David Aardsma, Paco Rodriguez and Yimi Garcia then each pitched a scoreless inning to close it out, the latter three without giving up a hit.

Former Dodger Matt Kemp did not accompany the Padres on this trip to Camelback Ranch.

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