Coming into Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, center fielder Joc Pederson was having an impressive spring.
The highly touted prospect figured to be under consideration for the team’s starting center fielder. His performance seems to justify his place as he was hitting .375/.412/.708 with four home runs.
Pederson continued his stellar play and gave the Dodgers an early lead during the second inning Saturday:
With Scott Van Slyke already on base, Pederson crushed the ball over the left-center wall for his fifth home run of the spring and put the Dodgers up 2-0.
Infielder Alex Guerrero added a home run of his own the very next inning:
Guerrero nearly had one in the first, but Mike Trout robbed him by leaping up and getting the out just over the center field wall. The home run was Guerrero’s third of the spring and have the Dodgers a 3-1 lead as Erick Aybar put the Angels on the board during their half of the inning.
After spending 2014 in the Minors, Guerrero looks to find himself on the Opening Day roster and play throughout the infield.
Dodgers 2015 Spring Training – Chris Heisey