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Pondering Puig’s Petco pickle

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers at Padres, 7:10 p.m.
Kershaw CCXXII: Kershawrspray
Joc Pederson, CF
Yasiel Puig, RF
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Justin Turner, 3B
Andre Ethier, LF
Jimmy Rollins, SS
A.J. Ellis, C
Clayton Kershaw, P
Note: Don Mattingly told reporters today that minor-league rehab starts are expected for Scott Van Slyke (Saturday) and Brandon Beachy (Tuesday).

By Jon Weisman

Yasiel Puig enters tonight’s action having reached base 10 times in his past 14 plate appearances, with three doubles, a homer and a walk. But the Dodger right fielder has been challenged by San Diego’s Petco Park in his short career.

Puig’s .273 on-base percentage and .345 slugging percentage in Legoland country aren’t terrible, but they are his poorest totals at any location where he’s had more than 20 plate appearances.

Since hitting a homer and single on April Fool’s Day 2014, Puig is 3 for 29 at San Diego with four walks, an HBP and 10 strikeouts. In 2014 road games overall, Puig had an .894 OPS.


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1 Comment

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    No reason why this couldn’t change tonight. Is there?

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