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  1. Yasiel Puig has slowed down, but he’s still damn good

    Sep 12, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Yankees - Game Two

    Much of The Legend Of Yasiel Puig was built during his incredible first month in the majors, as the 22-year-old outfielder debuted on June 3 and hit a ridiculous .443 with eight homers and a 1.218 OPS for the Dodgers through July 2. He’s come back down to earth in a big way since then,…

  2. Jose Fernandez one-hits the Nationals over seven innings

    Sep 6, 2013, 10:05 PM EST

    Jose Fernandez

    Marlins starter Jose Fernandez padded his NL Rookie of the Year and Cy Young cases with seven outstanding innings against the Nationals tonight, bringing a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Nationals stood no chance, recording just one hit — a squibber down the third base line by pinch-hitter Zach Walters with one out in…

  3. Yasiel Puig sitting for second straight game Wednesday due to a minor right knee strain

    Sep 4, 2013, 6:58 PM EST

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    Yasiel Puig suffered a mild right knee strain on Monday night and will sit out a second consecutive game on Wednesday evening as the Dodgers wrap up a series at Coors Field against the Rockies. Puig is not seriously injured and the expectation is that he’ll be able to return for Friday night’s series opener…

  4. Yasiel Puig to sit out today but he’s probably OK

    Sep 3, 2013, 8:53 AM EST

    Yasiel Puig AP

    Yasiel Puig left yesterday’s game with a mild right knee strain. The latest on his status: Puig has stiffness behind knee. Mattingly plans to sit him tomorrow. — Dylan Hernandez (@dylanohernandez) September 3, 2013   That said, the Dodgers don’t seem to be too worried about their young superstar. And, frankly, given that they have…

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 3, 2013, 6:25 AM EST

    Minnesota Twins v Houston Astros

    Twins 10, Astros 6: Rookie and independent league veteran Chris Colabello homered twice including a grand slam to break a 6-6 tie in the ninth. Entering Sunday he was on an 0 for 23 skid and now here he is having the best day of his life. Probably the best day he’ll ever have at a ballpark.…

  6. Yasiel Puig exits game with mild right knee strain

    Sep 2, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig AP

    UPDATE: Gurnick reports that Puig left the game with a mild right knee strain. 7:00 p.m. ET: According to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig had to exit today’s game against the Rockies in the sixth inning with an apparent injury. The early speculation is that Puig might have hurt his right knee…

  7. Zack Greinke becomes first pitcher with two stolen bases in a season since 2007

    Sep 1, 2013, 7:55 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Zack Greinke is having a great year on the mound, but what has been more impressive is what he has accomplished offensively. He entered this afternoon’s start against the Padres with an .809 OPS, easily the best mark among pitchers at the dish this season. Cubs pitcher Travis Wood has a .717 OPS, the second-best…

  8. Yasiel Puig made another outstanding throw

    Sep 1, 2013, 10:17 AM EST

    puig dodgers getty

    Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner slapped a one-hopper into deep right field on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and it looked like Rene Rivera — who was moving on contact with two outs — would score easily from second base. But rocket-armed Cuban phenom Yasiel Puig was having none of it. Watch the gifted 22-year-old right…

  9. The Marlins will allow Jose Fernandez to make two more starts before shutdown

    Aug 31, 2013, 7:25 PM EST

    Jose Fernandez

    MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are planning to shut down rookie phenom Jose Fernandez after he makes his next two starts spanning 12 innings or fewer. The 20-year-old Fernandez was the tough-luck loser last night against the Braves, earning a loss despite allowing two runs over six innings of work while striking out…

  10. Matt Kemp goes 0-for-5 in first rehab game

    Aug 30, 2013, 10:47 AM EST

    matt kemp getty

    Matt Kemp began a minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A last night, going 0-for-5 with a strikeout and two double plays to begin his comeback from shoulder and ankle injuries that have basically sidelined him since early July. Not exactly the results he was looking for in his return to game action, but Kemp downplayed any…

  11. The Teflon Torii Hunter

    Aug 30, 2013, 9:15 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Cleveland Indians

    I was reading Joel Sherman’s column today at the Post and I came across this bit: Torii Hunter has only enhanced his reputation as a clubhouse gem and clutch player this year — his three-run, walk-off homer yesterday carried Detroit over Oakland. Sherman mentions Hunter in furtherance of his months-old argument that the Yankees should have…

  12. Tony La Russa and Yasiel Puig played ping pong

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:54 AM EST

    Tony La Russa

    I imagine there’s context to this and a reason for it and everything, but I feel like this pic of Tony La Russa and Yasiel Puig playing ping pong should sort of stand on its own: Tony La Russa and Yasiel Puig are playing ping pong together right now. The right way, obvs: pic.twitter.com/KcrRPF2u82 —…

  13. HBT Daily: So you’re saying there’s a chance?

    Aug 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EST

    HBT Daily Logo

    We’re talking about the Nats’ wild card possibilities here, as well as Marlon Byrd on the Buccos and whether or not Yasiel Puig is “a distraction.”

  14. The lesson to take away from Yasiel Puig’s benching

    Aug 29, 2013, 9:45 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    As Ken Rosenthal notes in his excellent column on the matter this morning, Yasiel Puig‘s mid-game benching yesterday was the result of him not breaking up a double play when most players would, making some showy catches and for loafing it out to the field at the end of an inning.  Rosenthal also notes that…

  15. Yasiel Puig removed from today’s game for disciplinary reasons

    Aug 28, 2013, 4:47 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Yasiel Puig was removed in the fifth inning of today’s Dodgers-Cubs game. He’s sitting on the bench, however, and is not having an injury tended to. It appears, actually, that he’s being disciplined for something: Steiner: Puig removed due to manager’s discretion. No injury. so it’s Obviously disciplinary — Anthony Jackson (@dodgerscribe) August 28, 2013…

  16. Yasiel Puig has done OK since the benching

    Aug 27, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Remember last week when Bill Plaschke and Scott Miller freaked out about Don Mattingly not benching Yasiel Puig for longer than he did? About how this will lead to his ruination and how his benefits as a player could be outweighed by his attitude and on-field gaffes? Well, since the Puig benching he has hit…

  17. Zack Greinke is hitting .340 (oh, and he also took a shutout into the ninth inning)

    Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Not only did Zack Greinke take a shutout into the ninth inning against the Cubs last night to improve to 13-3 with a 2.86 ERA, he also went 1-for-2 with an RBI single and a walk at the plate to continue a remarkable season offensively. Greinke is hitting .340 with a .426 on-base percentage in…

  18. Matt Kemp could begin rehab assignment this week

    Aug 25, 2013, 10:40 PM EST

    Kemp lunges while being forced out at home by Suzuki during the ninth inning of their MLB National League baseball game in Washington

    Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp says his ankle is pain-free, meaning he could begin a rehab assignment this week, tweets Dylan Hernandez. It is the next step towards rejoining the Dodger lineup. Kemp injured his ankle sliding into home plate in the ninth inning against the Nationals on July 21. It was his first game after being activated…

  19. Jose Fernandez does it again: seven scoreless versus Rockies

    Aug 24, 2013, 9:53 PM EST

    Jose Fernandez

    Jose Fernandez furthered his Rookie of the Year case Saturday, hurling seven scoreless innings versus the Rockies to improve to 10-5 on the season. A.J. Ramos and Steve Cishek finished the 3-0 shutout. Fernandez has overtaken Shelby Miller, Julio Teheran and Hyun-Jin Ryu over the last couple of months to head the rookie class of…

  20. Jerry Hairston Jr. says Dodgers veterans have talked to Yasiel Puig about fundamentals

    Aug 24, 2013, 5:49 PM EST

    Yasiel Puig Reuters

    Yasiel Puig‘s fundamentals have been the topic du jour in the media recently, leading to some saying that he should be taught a lesson for his mistakes. Hyperbole aside, teammates are lending some advice to the Cuban phenom. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Jerry Hairston Jr. said that a number of veterans spoke to…

  21. Dodgers hope to discuss extension with Hanley Ramirez this offseason

    Aug 24, 2013, 1:01 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    While Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers’ pitching staff deserve a lot of credit for the team’s incredible turnaround, Hanley Ramirez has been the team’s best hitter when healthy this season, batting .348 with 13 home runs and a 1.025 OPS through 63 games. And the Dodgers are prepared to reward him. According to Dylan Hernandez…

  22. Vin Scully is coming back in 2014

    Aug 23, 2013, 8:23 AM EST

    Scully Rainbow

    You wake up each morning and act like going to work one more day will be the death of you and that you’ll never make it to 65. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, a dude decides to come back for his 65th year at his job. Bill Shaikin reports that Vin Scully will be back in…

  23. Video: Rene Lachemann imparts some valuable life lessons

    Aug 22, 2013, 6:31 PM EST

    Rene Lachemann AP

    Rockies first base coach Rene Lachemann was kind enough to give a baseball to a young fan earlier this week in Philadelphia. However, what he said to him will surely have a more lasting impact on his life. Pure unadulterated gold. We are all better people for having witnessed that. If some columnists could have…

  24. What we talk about when we talk about Yasiel Puig

    Aug 22, 2013, 11:34 AM EST

    puig getty

    After reading one really, really bad Yasiel Puig column and one really, really good one this morning, I stopped to think about what really animates people about this guy. And I decided that, while it isn’t racism as we’ve come to think about it — I don’t for a second think that everyone who gets…

  25. Taking “Puig is the problem” hysteria to the next level

    Aug 22, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    Yasiel Puig Getty

    I thought Bill Plaschke was bad yesterday but CBS’s Scott Miller has outdone him in the “Yasiel Puig is an out-of-control monster who must be put in his place” rhetoric today. And really, he calls him a monster: Puig clearly has the talent to lead the Dodgers to an October title. And he clearly contains…

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