Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and a sacrifice fly in Tuesday's 7-6 win over the Braves. Puig gave the Reds an early lead as he hit a 432-foot blast during the first inning and then brought home what proved to be the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly during the sixth inning. The 28-year-old was 2-for-20 with zero extra-base hits over his last six games entering Tuesday, so hopefully his multi-hit effort signifies the end of the slump.
Puig is not in the lineup Thursday against the Padres. Puig started the previous six games for the Reds, during which he slashed .240/.240/.560 with a pair of homers and a pair of stolen bases. He'll hit the bench for Thursday's series opener as the Reds deploy an outfield of Matt Kemp, Scott Schebler and Jesse Winker (from left to right).
Puig went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Dodgers. He wasted no time in adding another memorable moment to his career at Chavez Ravine, taking Clayton Kershaw deep in the first inning of his first game against the Dodgers since the offseason trade to Cincy. Puig is slashing just .191/224/.383 through 13 games, but he's homered in back-to-back games to account for his only long balls of the year.
Puig went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and a double Sunday in the Reds' 9-5 loss to the Cardinals. After managing no home runs and only two extra-base hits through his first 11 games of 2019, Puig at least temporarily halted his power drought in the series finale. Even after the positive day at the dish, Puig is still sitting on a lowly .502 OPS and a 26.7 percent strikeout rate for the season, both of which are by far career-worst marks. He'll hope a return to Dodger Stadium for the start of a three-game series Monday will help spark his dormant bat.
Puig went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a stolen base in a 5-0 victory against the Marlins on Thursday. The 28-year-old is off to a slow start, but his two-run double is a start in the right direction. Puig also swiped his first bag of the year Thursday, but he is just 5-for-34 (.147) with five RBI and no runs in 11 games this season.
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