In a Bleacher Report story published on Monday, I wrote that Yasiel Puig needed to step up for the Dodgers before it was too late.
Prior to Game 3, Puig was 0-for-10 with six strikeouts. He didn't start out the third game well either, as he struck out in the second inning.
But then he caught fire.
Puig had an RBI triple that scored Adrian Gonzalez in the fourth inning and a single in the seventh inning to really get going.
According to ESPN.com, Beltran wasn't pleased with Puig flipping his bat on the triple, thinking it was a home run.
"As a player, I just think he doesn't know [how to act]," Beltran said. "That's what I think. He really doesn't know. He must think that he's still playing somewhere else.
"He has a lot of passion, no doubt about that—great ability, great talent. I think with time he'll learn that you've got to act with a little bit more calm."
Whether or not you agree with Beltran's opinion, you can't deny that Puig provides energy throughout his team's lineup.
If Puig can provide that same type of energy, the Dodgers are going to make this a great series. The only suggestion for Puig might be to run hard until the ball clears the fence—then celebrate.