The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on fire since an awful start to the season and rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig is a big reason why. Though his numbers have come down to Earth a bit after a blistering start, Puig proved that he’s destined to be a star once again on Sunday.
The Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds were tied 0-0 with two outs in the bottom of the 11th when Puig stepped to the plate against reliever Curtis Partch. After falling behind 0-1, Puig launched a home run deep into the left field bleachers to send Dodgers fans home happy with a 1-0 walk-off win. How excited was Puig about his game-winning blast? He punctuated his home run trot by sliding into home.
Video of Puig’s big bomb after the jump.