Yasiel Puig Continues Hot Streak With 4th HR in 5 Career Major League Games

Alex Ballentine@Ballentine_AlexFeatured ColumnistJune 8, 2013

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07:  Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a solo home run in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on June 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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It's safe to say that the Los Angeles Dodgers' decision to call up Yasiel Puig was a sound one. After all, the rookie outfielder has made MLB history with his hot start. 

In the sixth inning of the Dodgers' home game against the Atlanta Braves Friday night, Puig bashed his fourth homer in his first five games.

As you can see in the videos below, Puig isn't just pulling balls over the fence; he's showcasing explosive power at the plate. 

The Dodgers were forced to call up Puig from Double-A on June 2 due to a lineup that was decimated by injuries (Matt Kemp, Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford being the biggest). 

What was originally a sign of desperation may now signal the birth of a new star in Los Angeles.

Puig has ignited the Dodgers offense. His historic home run comes after his first grand slam in the club's previous game.

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As Darren Rovell reports, Puig's rookie card has already become a hot commodity.

The third-worst offensive team in baseball at the time of his promotion, the Dodgers are 4-1 in the five games that Puig has played in, thanks in large part to his .421 average and 10 RBI.

Puig has certainly made the most of his opportunity. Now the question is what the Dodgers plan to do with a suddenly crowded outfield when they get all of their stars back from the DL.

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