It didn’t take long for Yasiel Puig to top his impressive major league debut. On Monday night, Puig collected two singles and made the defensive play of the game by catching Chris Denorfia straying off first base to end the game. On Tuesday night, Puig crushed his first two major league homers against the Padres, and he hit a double. He may be raw, but he’s already injected life back into the Dodgers’ dismal offense. His three-run home run in the fifth inning was an absolute bomb. His bat speed is so impressive. It will be interesting to see what the Dodgers do if Puig keeps hitting when Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp return from the disabled list. Could Andre Ethier be traded or benched? Getting benched is a long shot, but being traded could happen.
Domonic Brown was named the National League Player of the Month for May on Monday. Later in the day, he went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in the win over the Marlins. That home run was his ninth home run in his past 10 games and he has raised his average from .248 on May 22nd and now it sits at .291. It is too early to save that Brown is going to save the Phillies season, but the electricity is back at Citizens Bank Park and it has everything to do with Brown's incredible power streak. Brown seems to have realized his potential this year and he has become must see every night. He will cool off at the plate, but enjoy the ride!