Los Angeles Dodgers rookie outfielder Yasiel Puig has been on fire since he was called up to the major leagues in early June. In nine games, Puig is batting .471 with four home runs and 10 RBI.

Tuesday night, Puig was hit by a pitch for the first time since debuting, when he was drilled in the head by Arizona Diamondbacks starter Ian Kennedy in the sixth inning.

Wednesday, on SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio, Hall of Fame outfielder Andre Dawson discussed the bean ball, suggesting that it may have been the Diamondbacks’ way of cooling off the red-hot Dodger.

“The kid [Puig], he’s going to be tested,” Dawson said. “You have success, [teams are] going to try to find ways to slow you down. And if it involves knocking an individual down, hey, it’s all part of the game… as long as you don’t hit the individual.”

Later in the game, Kennedy also drilled Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in the head, sparking a benches-clearing brawl.

Kennedy was immediately tossed, and Puig and several other coaches were ejected following the fight. Los Angeles went on to win, 5-3.

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