Yasiel Puig is hitting .415/.537/.634 so far in August - he could be in line for a batting title, you know - and graces the cover of the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Lesley Goldberg wrote about a few athletes who are "the new TV stars" with rising sports broadcast contracts:
As for going Hollywood, he jokes that he's open to a Puig biopic -- with one stipulation. "If anyone wants to do a movie about my life, give me a call, I'll star in it," the 6-foot-3 star says with a roaring laugh.
Puig had two hits on Tuesday night, and so did Juan Uribe. Before the game, the kid who went to third base to get a ball signed by Uribe then tagged him with it, an homage to Saturday's hidden ball trick on Uribe by the Rays.
Sons of Steve Garvey waited until Wednesday morning to write their recap of Tuesday night, but it was worth the wait for the title alone.
Don Mattingly talked to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record about the Dodgers' historic 39-8 run that saved his job.
If Tony Jackson keeps telling funny stories like this, his Dodger Scribe website will be well worth whatever he charges for it.
In case you missed this on Tuesday, Chad Moriyama wrote about the great improvement of Kenley Jansen on the mound.
Tim Federowicz, burgeoning hockey fan, answered some questions from Andrew Kallick of the LA Kings, including which Dodgers would make the best hockey players. "I think A.J. (Ellis) the starting catcher would be pretty good. He lives in the North," Federowicz said.
Mets rookie Wilmer Flores has nine RBI in his first seven career games, but a twisted ankle suffered Monday night could mean a disabled list trip for the rookie infielder as early as Wednesday, writes Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
Matt Hunter at FanGraphs studied starting pitcher inconsistency and wrote, "Obviously, the best pitcher would be one who is perfectly consistent and amazing in every start, but this metric suggests that teams would win slightly more often if their pitchers skewed towards the extremes, rather than being reliably okay." This could bode well for Chris "zero or five" Capuano on Wednesday's series finale against the Mets.