Puig-mania stings the Reds after 20 Dodger K’s

Puig sends us all home with one swing

Puig sends us all home with one swing

It was just another Dodger victory over the Zinzinnati Reds (as Mr. Scully calls ‘em). They suffered a new team record with 20 strikeouts against three Reds pitchers. But Yasiel Puig who had earlier struck out 3 times and is obviously dealing with some major league adjustments to remain a super-rookie homered with two outs in the 11th inning for a 1-0 Dodgers win. Puig circled the bases and slid into home plate, where teammates were waiting for him after his first career walk-off homer.

Homeplate celebration for Puig

Homeplate celebration for Puig

The following are my postgame clubhouse interview including some preview thoughts on the Yankees invading Dodger Stadium for 2 nights starting on Tuesday.

Manager Don Mattingly:

Dodger starter Chris Capuano who threw an impressive 3-hitter thru 6 2/3 innings:

Dodgers starting LF Jerry Hairston, Jr. who was the only starter to not strikeout in the game:

Dodgers utility specialist Nick Punto:

Dodgers reliever Brandon League who’s awakened with 3 wins in a week:

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on his guys’ strong outing and how this sets up the Yankees series:

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