Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with three homers - two of them off Pedro Villarreal - and Troy Tulowitzki went 5-for-5 with two home runs of his own on Wednesday night as the Rockies won 12-4 over the Reds in Cincinnati. Cargo and Tulo combined to go 8-for-10 in the game with five home runs and nine RBI. The Rockies arrived at Great American Ballpark expecting to face Johnny Cueto, but Cueto was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder. So, instead Cargo and Tulo feasted on Villarreal and the rest of the Reds pitching staff on Wednesday. When Cargo and Tulo are healthy, both are worth every dollar fantasy owners spend to draft them each year. Let's hope both can remain healthy and on the field for the remainder of the season.
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.