The Los Angeles Dodgers endured some tough losses during the last week of April, and one of their few wins of the week came on Easter Sunday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers and D-Backs were scoreless heading into the sixth inning.
Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter allowed Dee Gordon to get on base with one out, and Carl Crawford tripled to deep right field to send Gordon home to give the Dodgers the 1-0 advantage. Now with two outs, Collmenter decided to intentionally walk Adrian Gonzalez hoping the odds would be on his side to face Yasiel Puig. The right fielder hit a bomb on the second pitch to clear the bases and put three extra runs on the board against Collmenter. Josh Beckett and the Dodger relievers limited the D-Backs to just one run as the Dodgers added another tally to the win column.
Entering Sunday, Puig has hit three home runs and accumulated a .275 batting average. In more recent news regarding the Cuban outfielder, Brett Ratner plans to make a movie on Puig’s escape from Cuba as he acquired the rights to the original article of his journey.
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