Los Angeles Dodgers Rookie Yasiel Puig Stays Hot After Hitting Grand Slam Against Atlanta Braves

By Dan Parzych
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There hasn’t been much for the Los Angeles Dodgers to cheer about during the 2013 MLB season, but all of a sudden–the last three games may have given this team a small taste of what the future may hold with rookie Yasiel Puig.

The 22-year-old was called up by the Dodgers earlier this week and just when you thought he couldn’t top his two performances–Puig did the unthinkable once again on Thursday by hitting his first career grand slam against the Atlanta Braves as Los Angeles went on to win the game 5-0. It was one thing to watch Puig hit two home runs in just his second career game earlier this week, but the fact that the rookie managed to hit a grand slam in just his third career game is nothing short of phenomenal.

With the grand slam, Puig has now hit three home runs over his first four career games with the Dodgers and could be just what the team needed to turn things around this season. Every once in a while, the major leagues will see a young rookie rise and make an immediate impact out of nowhere, but nobody could have predicted this type of production from Puig this early in his career.

Hopefully, this just isn’t an early-season fluke for Puig and he can continue to play this well for the Dodgers and help the team get back in the hunt of the NL West before it’s too late.

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