After the Braves were able to tie the series up at 1-1, the Dodgers will be coming home for the next two games and look to hopefully close it out at Dodger Stadium.
In Game 2, the Dodgers didn’t have much trouble getting on base, but producing with men in scoring position was a huge reason they lost, 4-3. Yasiel Puig, who has been a revelation this season, is 3-for-8 in the series so far but with no extra-base hits or RBIs so far.
On Friday, the Dodgers left seven men on base while going 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Puig went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts and the Dodgers need him to produce, especially if he’s batting further down the lineup.
Puig finished the year with 19 HRs and 42 RBIs in 104 games played and the Dodgers need him to do more of the same in this series to help Hanley Ramirez on offense. With the Braves pitching staff coming on strong, the Dodgers need Puig to capitalize on any opportunity he gets in order for the Dodgers to take home the win.
This season, Puig hit significantly better at home with a .360 average, nine home runs and 23 RBIs. In Games 1 and 2, the Dodgers have scored first, but the issues have been going quiet in later innings.
Arguably the flashiest player in baseball, the Dodgers need Puig to be the player that helped turn things around hopefully he’ll carry them to victory tonight.
In case you missed it, here’s the Dodgers pool celebration, PLUS Yasiel Puig’s celebration dance off!