Ever since the Dodgers sent Yasiel Puig down to the OKC Dodgers, he has been doing nothing but thriving… and partying. In all seriousness, Puig has been putting up amazing numbers during his time in triple-A, and has done so since his very first game with the new club.
In his debut with OKC, the right fielder collected 3 RBIs off of a double and a single. In his home debut with OKC, Puig fell a double short of hitting for the cycle, collecting 4 RBIs that time!
— OKC Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) August 13, 2016
Well, Yasiel Puig’s triple-A success continued on Tuesday when he went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs! Puig crushed a 2-run home run in the 8th, putting up the only 2 runs of the game for OKC.
Yasiel Puig rockets a two-run home run into the right-field bullpen to put OKC on the board! The Isotopes still lead, 6-2.
— OKC Dodgers (@okc_dodgers) August 17, 2016
Yasiel Puig just obliterated an opposite field HR to RF. He's got 3 hits tonight and is now 13-for-27 with 3 HR and 11 RBI in 7 gms w/OKC.
— Alex Freedman (@azfreedman) August 17, 2016
Yasiel Puig’s success is likely due to a mix of these three reasons:
- Triple-A pitching is not as difficult to hit as major league pitching.
- He is really trying hard to work on his mechanics to improve his craft.
- His talent was never really gone and his time with OKC is simply boosting his confidence.
Puig’s .481 average is nothing short of amazing, regardless of the league he is playing for. To go 13 for 27 shows that the wild horse is still alive and eager to find his way back to the majors. If Yasiel Puig continues to absolutely tear up triple-A, it will be difficult for the front office to deny the impact he could bring to the team. On Tuesday the Dodgers officially took first place from the Giants, but with 44 games left in the season, the fight is far from over. If Yasiel Puig can be the threat in the lineup that he once was, there is no reason he should not be in Los Angeles helping bring home a championship.