Yasiel Puig’s Opening Farewell: Dodgers 6, Yankees 0 (Game 2)

Just to touch briefly on it…

Chris Capuano pitched six shutout innings in his return from the disabled list.  Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier continued their hot hitting. The Dodgers put two runs on the board before the seats were even re-warmed for the second game of their double header with the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Oh, and Yasiel Puig hit another home run.  This was probably the most meaningless of Puig’s five homers so far in his major league career, a solo shot capping off a 6-0 Dodger victory in the Bronx.  But the blast happened at Yankee Stadium at the end of a two game marathon day in which Puig twice attempted to stretch singles into doubles (once successfully, once unsuccessfully,) attempted to throw a runner out at first base from right field to take away a single, had his first embarrassing moment against a dominant closer (Mariano Rivera striking him out to end the first game,) and went 4-for-9 on the day.  Puig comes out of the day-night double header hitting .474, giving Yankee fans quite the taste of what all the excitement is about in Los Angeles.

Hanley Ramirez also hit well, going 4-for-4 with a homer in the first game of the double header before going 2-for-4 in the nightcap with two more RBIs.  Ramirez is now hitting .359 in limited time for the Dodgers this year.

Capuano improved to 2-4 on the season with a 4.62 ERA.  Phil Hughes picks up the loss for the Yankees, falling to 3-6.  His ERA sits at 5.09.The Dodgers now head to San Diego where they’ll take on the Padres in a four game series starting tonight before returning to Dodger Stadium next week.

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