The Dodgers need Yasiel Puig to hit if they have any chance of going far in October. Yeah, there are other bats there, but Puig’s is clearly the best, which makes his August and September swoon so distressing for those who bleed Dodger blue. Luckily for those folks, however, Puig seems to be pulling himself out of his funk.
Puig went 3 for 5 with an RBI single and a run scored in L.A.’s win over the Cubs last night. That puts him at 12 for 30 over his last seven games. He even hit a home run the other night, snapping that long, long drought.
It’s really hard to make playoff noise when your best hitter is as cold as ice. So this little uptick for Puig is good news for the Dodgers.