Yasiel Puig carried the Los Angeles Dodgers hopes during the Home Run Derby on Tuesday after captain Troy Tulowitzki asked him to swing for his National League team against the star studded American Leaguers who held the eventual winner, Oakland Athletic, Cespedes.
The event was delayed after some rain delay in the Twin City and after the crowd flooded to their seats we were ready to play in the Derby.
Puig went 0-7 in his All Star weekend debut and struck out his chances of the next round or even a victory as he hit 2 runs less than anybody else. Eventual winner Cespedes hit 3, equal with Josh Donaldson who then went on to lose the tiebreak to the Athletic 2-1.
During the game itself however all 4 Dodgers who flew to Minnesota got a run in the 9 innings, Puig went 0-3 and got pulled in favor of rival Hunter Pence who then had one AB and didn’t do anything with it.