Puig's latest antics definitely brought concerns of maturity and focus as it pertains to his 1 for 11 hitting slump.
Carl Crawford connected on an RBI single that tied the game at 1-1 in the fourth inning. Mark Ellis reached on an RBI single to shortstop where another run scored thanks to a throwing error by Miami that scored another run. Later on Adrian Gonzalez singled to right that scored Crawford for the 4-1 lead.
The Dodgers would blow the 4-1 lead behind Chris Capuano who gave up three runs in the first five innings. Down 4-3 Miami Marlins Jeff Mathis singled to left that scored Justin Ruggiano that ties the game 4-4 in the sixth inning.
Puig entered the game in the eight inning to lead off and delivered a monster solo home run that broke the tie and gave the Dodgers the 5-4 lead. As Puig raised his arms in victory that home run proved to be the determining factor in aiding the Dodgers in victory.
"We're always expecting something great. He's just got so much ability. He got a pitch and drove it, and what a spot to do it in. He doesn't seem like he feels too much pressure out there," Chris Capuano said of Puig.
Chris Withrow (2-0) pitched a solid 1 1/3 innings, and Kenley Jansen pitched a dominate ninth inning that captured his 20th save on the season.
"I wasn't in the lineup early," Puig said. "But it felt really good once I was in the game that I got a lot of support from the fans."
Dan Jennings (2-4) who gave up the Puig home run took the loss.
I'd like to have a guy like that coming off the bench," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said regarding Puig.
Dodger manager Don Mattingly spoke briefly regarding the incidents that took place regarding Puig pre-game. "He's not a problem. Just a lot of stuff happens. He's not a guy I think about that much and worry about."
Redmond assessed the game and his Marlins' team effort on the night. "Our margin for error is very tiny. Against a great team we've got to play a great ballgame, and we made a couple mistakes, and they took advantage."