Week 15 In Review: Blow Us All Away

Summary:

Yasiel Puig digs into the batters box in the top of the ninth. The Dodgers had been awfully quiet to this point. McCarthy struggled a bit but the bullpen kept the game close. Any hope of a Dodger comeback at the top of the inning disintegrates early as Bellinger and Forsythe were retired quickly. Pederson had extended the inning with a single and Grandal followed with a walk. They were a single away from tying the game, but there was only one out to work with. Puig quickly falls behind 0-2. It’s not surprising. He has a tendency to swing a little big in these moments. A wild pitch moves the runners to second and third. A base hit gives the Dodgers a lead. A pitch outside the zone probably ends the game. Ramos deals the 1-2 pitch…

“High drive to left center field… Yasiel Puig has gone deep!” – Joe Davis

You would think that would be the highlight of the short week, (hell it was only 3 games) but the following day Bellinger digs into the box. He’s already had a productive day.  A  single, double and home run on the day, and now just a triple away from the cycle. But, it’s a triple. The hardest part of the cycle.  As great as Bellinger’s season has been, this just doesn’t happen. It’s only happened twice since the Dodgers moved to LA. And a rookie has never done it. Bellinger wastes no time in swinging in his 4th at bat…

“(Bellinger) Rips one into right center and it’s over Stanton’s glove and rolls to the wall. Cody Bellinger has a cycle!” – Joe Davis

The Dodgers have exceeded expectations all season long and continue to do so. They’ve already had a historic season and they are barely over the halfway mark. It’s getting exhausting trying to tame the excitement. This is a special team and I keep waiting for them to come back down but they show no sign of stopping. They just continue to blow us all away and I can’t wait to see what they do next.

7/10         HR Derby
7/11      All Star Game
7/14      6-4      W      @MIA
7/15      7-1       W      @MIA
7/16      3-2      W      @MIA

Record For The Week: 3-0 (Perfect Week!)

Injury Update:

Player of the Week: Cody Bellinger

There were only three games this week, but a solid showing in the derby complete with third cycle in LA history is impressive enough.

Key Moments:

  • Puig homers twice (game winning)
  • Cody Bellinger hits for cycle
  • Alex Wood improves to 11-0
  • Improve record to 64-29

Week Fifteen Puig:

You got “Hero Puig!”

“I need a hero. I’m holding out for a hero ’till the end of the night. He’s gotta be strong and he’s gotta be fast and he’s gotta be fresh from the fight”

Stats:
.286/.444/1.143

2 HR
1 SO
2 BB

 

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