The season didn’t start off the way Yasiel Puig would have liked considering he went 0-3 during the Dodgers season opener against the San Diego Padres.
But things turned around rather quickly for Puig come Tuesday (the series had an off day Monday) as the Los Angeles Dodgers sensation hit a booming home run off San Diego starter Ian Kennedy.
With the speedy Carl Crawford on third base, Puig launched Kennedy’s 2-1 pitch deep into left field – but we’re not talking a wall scraper here. No, not in the least bit.
Puig’s bomb went for few men have hit them before – the third deck of the Western Metal Supply building.
Only a handful of players have ever reached such heights – one of which was Miguel Cabrera during his tenure with the then Florida Marlins. I was lucky enough to be in attendance that evening and let me tell you, that is quite some distance from the plate. Add in that the ball is still well airborne at the time in makes contact, that’s a tape measure shot to say the least.