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Yasiel Puig: still raking

Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers waits on first base after hitting a single in the fourth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on June 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

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Just thought it worthwhile to check in on the continuing domination of Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers’ super rookie. Last night: 3 for 4, as he raises his batting average to a cool .500 to go along with an on base percentage of .515 and a slugging of .938.

Downside: his early success has led Don Mattingly to move him to the cleanup spot, which meant that he was on deck during the Dodgers’ would-be ninth inning rally last night rather than a part of it. Of course he can’t be everywhere and at some point Nick Punto and Mark Ellis have to hit. Which is pretty much why the Dodgers are where they are this season, frankly.

Only one walk so far for Puig. One wonders if that will increase now that he’s farther down in the lineup. Or if teams are simply going to start throwing him garbage all the time to see if he chases it.