You can’t help but notice the sheer joy and enthusiasm with which these Dodgers play. The hitters are confident. The pitchers are confident and even the fielding is improved. Yasiel Puig has saved the Dodgers… not matter what happens from here on. He saved Don Mattingly’s job and probably a few players jobs (in LA), at least.
Yasiel Puigs enthusiastic, borderline cocky, aggressive, joyful brand of baseball has infected the whole team. Sure, it didn’t hurt that Hanley was resurrected from the DL, but Yasiel is the source of the Dodgers new-found style of play. When he faultered a little (he’s still OPS’ing 1.002 after almost 200 AB’s) some people called for him to be sent down. Please! That’s like cutting off your nose to spite your face. He’s the Messiah for the Dodgers.
Sure, he makes some bonehead plays - he thinks he is bulletproof, like many kids. He will cause you to shake your head in disgust at times or shake your fist in triumph! Yasiel Puig is a magician and he saved this Dodger team. I’m glad he’s on our side.
- Thankfully, no more trades were made. The Dodgers only foe is injury.
- I hear Dee Gordon is looking a lot like a second-baseman at AAA. They only question is: can he hit? I don’t count on it.
- Now, it’s time to Keshaw Kuroda.
- P.S. Still getting a battery of tests done. I still can’t walk and they don’t know what is wrong. So far they have eliminated blood clot, gout, cellulitis and neuroma. I’m about ready to head to Mayo Clinic. I have been off the pain meds for three days, as they gave me 3 cortisone injections into the top of my foot. Now, it’s just a dull pain. The crutches and boot are a b_____.