Yasiel Puig's first home run of the 2014 season may not stop traveling until he hits his second.
The powerful-yet-sometimes-polarizing right fielder crushed a towering shot off of the San Diego Padres' Ian Kennedy in the first inning on Tuesday afternoon, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers an early 2-0 lead.
ESPN Stats & Info gave some details about the bomb, although with the way Puig's home run carried to the moon and back before landing in the second deck, the final distance doesn't quite tell the whole story:
Yasiel Puig: 20th career HR, 1st of the season, calculated at 392 feet (15 of his 20 HR have gone at least that long)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 1, 2014
Last year's Rookie of the Year runner-up recorded just one extra-base hit in his first 13 at-bats of the season, and it was revealed that he was dealing with some inflammation in his back, but it sure seems like he's feeling fine now.
Puig hit 19 homers and drove in 42 runs in 104 games last season, and as long as he stays healthy and out of manager Don Mattingly's doghouse, the 23-year-old is a strong bet to crush those numbers.