Brett Anderson’s quest to rebound from a disappointing start his last time out got off to a rocky start as Todd Frazier gave the Cincinnati Reds a 2-0 lead in the first inning by hitting a two-run home run.
Anderson retired the Reds in order in the second, which wound up being a big inning for the Los Angeles Dodgers. It began with Yasiel Puig, who hit a solo home run to right-center field to cut the Dodgers’ deficit in half.
Jimmy Rollins later added a game-tying RBI single with two outs, and Kiké Hernandez turned on an inside pitch to hit a towering three-run home run that nearly reached the final few rows atop the left field pavilion.
As for Puig, the home run was his 10th of the season and he finished the night 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. His offensive production, or lack thereof, has been a major talking point this season. Puig has maintained he’s working to improve and recent changes to his batting stance have provided additional visible proof to that notion.
Puig has at least one hit in each of the last three games and four of the last five games. On the season he’s now batting .248/.318/.436 with 35 RBIs and a 105 wRC+.