It is no secret that Yasiel Puig has had an up-and-down career with the Los Angeles Dodgers after electrifying all of baseball when he was called up in 2013.
Puig was demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City at one point in 2016 but has since bounced back and produced a pair of productive seasons with the Dodgers in 2017 and now 2018. He launched his 15th home run of the 2018 season on Saturday night in a 3-2 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
The home run was a significant one for Puig as it marked the 100th in his Major League career. After reaching the career milestone, Puig took to Twitter to thank God, his coaches, teammates and the fans for all the support he has gotten over the years in Los Angeles:
Thank you God, my teammates and coaches, and especially the fans who always support me and keep my spirits up. I am proud of hitting 100 home runs . Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to get the win tonight but we will be back at it again tomorrow. #100 #homeruns #dodgers #mlb #blue pic.twitter.com/FgvvMWfzwx
— Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) August 12, 2018
Love him or hate him, Puig has certainly been entertaining in his six years with the Dodgers. The 2018 season has been a bit of a difficult one for him considering he has dealt with a pair of injuries.
Puig nonetheless has been one of the best hitters in all of baseball since the beginning of May, slugging all 15 of his home runs while hitting over .300 during that stretch.
With the Dodgers currently in a tie for first place in the National League West, they will need Puig to continue producing at that level for the rest of the season if they want to win their sixth straight division title.