As the world now knows, Yasiel Puig is a quick study. It was true when the Dodgers called him up from Double-A in June and he proceeded to hit .436 the rest of the month, and it’s true in October.Puig had six hits, all singles, in his first 13 at-bats of the playoffs and scored four runs in Games 1 through 3. While his feats at the plate have been overshadowed somewhat by Hanley Ramirez and Carl Crawford, Puig’s attention to detail has been sharper than at any point in his rookie season.So far he’s been able to avoid the missed cutoff men, and the ill-advised attempts at taking an extra base, that once made observers nervous about his potential impact in postseason situations.“I give a lot of thanks to (my teammates) for helping me concentrate and focus on the details I need to focus on to make sure I’m always giving it my best,” Puig said. Perhaps most importantly with center fielder Andre Ethier limited to pinch-hitting duties, Puig is healthy.After scoring from second base in the third inning of Game 3 on Sunday, Puig slammed his helmet in the Dodgers’ dugout, then disappeared down the tunnel leading to the home clubhouse followed by assistant athletic trainer Nancy Patterson Flynn. Puig re-emerged in time to take the field for the top of the fourth inning, but not before flexing his left knee and jogging gingerly to his position.After the game, Puig denied that he had been injured and on Monday he declared himself “in perfect condition.”The numbers agree.What’s plaguing Paco?What appeared to be an attempt to build the confidence of Paco Rodriguez in Game 3 may have only worsened the mind state of one of the Dodgers’ most reliable relievers during the regular season.Rodriguez was pulled with one out remaining in a seven-run game, having allowed two runs on three hits to the Braves.After giving up the game-winning hit in Game 2 and allowing opponents to hit .308 off him in September, it’s difficult to believe the rookie left-hander’s role won’t be different moving forward.“It doesn’t kick Paco out of any plans,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “It just means he’s in a little stretch right now where he’s had some stuff going on with him as far as not getting outs… Doesn’t mean we lose confidence in him and and know who he is.”Catcher A.J. Ellis told Mattingly that Rodriguez had better stuff Sunday than he had in a little while. In support of that statement, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said it’s nothing physical that has caused the lefty’s recent struggles.“A lot of times it’s maybe selection more than anything,” Honeycutt said, “and making the wrong pitch at the wrong time.”Steve Garvey’s bold predictionSteve Garvey threw out the ceremonial first pitch — with a twist — then added a bold prediction.Rather than throwing the ball from the mound, Garvey participated in a relay down the first-base line with former Dodgers first baseman Eric Karros and catcher Steve Yeager.Later, with a microphone in his hand, he added: “Welcome to the final game of the NLDS.”Coincidentally, the game began with an error at first base charged to Adrian Gonzalez.NotableCarl Crawford’s multi-homer game was the ninth by a Dodger in a playoff game. Seven Dodgers have accomplished the feat, most recently Shawn Green in Game 3 of the 2004 National League Division Series against the Cardinals. … The blue “rally towels” waving around Dodger Stadium during Game 3 on Sunday weren’t distributed for Game 4. … Lakers center Pau Gasol attended the game.Staff writer Clay Fowler contributed to this report Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error He is still challenging opponents with his raw tools. Monday, after a fourth-inning single, he took a wide turn around first base and intently watched Atlanta Braves center fielder Jason Heyward field the baseball before retreating to first. At times in the series, he’s looked runners back to first base on balls hit to right field rather than immediately throwing the ball in.But so far Puig’s bravado hasn’t cost the Dodgers a thing. And he’s picked up on the differences between playoff baseball and regular-season baseball.“I noticed that each pitcher is focusing more on each pitch that he throws,” Puig said. “Everyone’s trying to give their all on every single play. I noticed that the zone has been a little tighter. There is a lot more focus and more intensity on every little detail and that each player is doing their best not to make any errors and making sure that they can complete every play the best they can.”Puig is also swinging earlier counts, reversing the trend of patience that evolved from June to September. In the first three games of the series, Puig looked at 3.07 pitches per plate appearance, down from his already-low 3.58 during the regular season.