Summer is dwindling, but the Dodgers and Yasiel Puig are staying white-hot.
Puig put another ballgame together. He collected three hits tonight – his 31st multi-hit campaign of his rookie season already – and the Dodgers beat the Cubbies 6-2 late night out in Los Angeles.
A slashing double to right field. A smoke single through the left side. And then this Hollywood bomb about halfway up those neat old yellow bleachers in left field at Chavez Ravine in the bottom of the 8th inning to seal it. Look at the way the ball explodes off his bat, almost unnaturally, almost as if it shouldn’t have been a pitch hit with that trajectory.
In the past 20 years, there’s probably never been a time to have been a Dodger fan like right now. They have it good. This… this is what it must feel like to be on the top of the baseball world at one moment. They’re at that coveted spot.