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Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig hit three residence runs in a highway recreation in opposition to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, giving him 5 homers over the previous two days.
After hitting a pair of residence runs in a 3-Zero win over the Playing cards Friday, Puig went yard within the fourth, fifth and eighth innings Saturday.
As seen within the following video courtesy of Fox Sports activities: MLB, Puig’s second homer Saturday was a three-run bomb that prolonged L.A.’s result in 8-4:
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PUIG IS CATCHING 🔥🔥🔥
Two residence runs at present, and 4 residence runs in his final two video games for the @Dodgers! https://t.co/pIIRpHK2Zv
Puig’s third home run of the game was also a three-run tater, which put the contest even further out of reach at 13-4.
The 27-year-old never had a three-homer game in his career before Saturday, and he now has 21 home runs on the season.
While both of Puig’s home runs Friday were important since it was a 3-0 game, his most impressive homer of the past two days was arguably his three-run shot in the fifth inning Saturday.
Per Dodger Insider, that residence run had an exit velocity of 114.Three mph, which marks the hardest-hit round-tripper by any Dodgers participant this season.
With Puig crushing every thing in sight, Forbes‘ Howard Cole joked that no ballpark can maintain him:
Howard Cole @Howard_Cole
You need to include Yasiel Puig, you’re gonna should construct larger fences.
Despite missing much of July with an oblique strain, Puig’s seven RBI in opposition to St. Louis Saturday give him 58 on the season.
The one-time All-Star is now one in every of six Dodgers gamers with no less than 20 residence runs for the workforce this season, becoming a member of Yasmani Grandal, Cody Bellinger, Joc Pederson, Enrique Hernandez and Max Muncy.
Puig’s 21 residence runs are the second-most he has had in a single season behind the 28 he hit in 2017.
The Dodgers entered play Saturday only a half-game behind the Colorado Rockies for the NL West lead and in a tie with the Cardinals for the Nationwide League’s second wild-card spot.