“He’s going to drive everybody nuts, that’s what he’s going to do,” Redmond said, laughing. “He’s going to sit on the bench, and he’s going to drive everybody crazy. I know we’re all going to wish he had more innings.”
Marlins reliever A.J. Ramos used Puig’s emotions to his advantage when he struck out the Dodgers’ young star on Monday.
Ramos said he could tell from the Marlins bullpen how angry and frustrated Puig became after Fernandez whiffed him in the fifth.
“You’ve got to watch their body language sometimes. It tells a lot,” said Ramos, who took over for Fernandez in the seventh with the Marlins clinging to a one-run lead. “[Monday], he was really frustrated, so I figured he wanted to jump on something quick.
“If I threw him a fastball, he might have crushed it.”
Ramos threw Puig three consecutive sliders. Puig swung at all three and struck out.
Wednesday: Marlins RHP Nathan Eovaldi (2-3, 3.96 ERA) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Zack Greinke (11-3, 3.02), 7:10 p.m., Marlins Park.
• Thursday: Marlins RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-2, 3.41) vs. Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw (12-7, 1.80), 12:40 p.m., Marlins Park.
• Scouting report: Eovaldi was roughed up by the Dodgers when he faced them last season for the first time after being traded by Los Angeles to the Marlins. Eovaldi lasted only three innings, giving up six runs on seven hits, including three home runs. He did not pitch against them earlier this season at Dodger Stadium.