Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson came out of the game on Monday night at Dodger Stadium after crashing into the short fence in the right field corner. He saved a home run on the play, but immediately went down to the ground and stayed there while the LA training staff came to tend to him.
This is one of the most painful home run robberies I’ve seen this year. Holy cow, Joc Pederson. pic.twitter.com/iNcMCbQAkJ
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) September 3, 2019
SportsNet LA anchor Alanna Rizzo accounts the scene in this tweet.
.@yungjoc650 just made a great catch to rob Blackmon of a HR but he’s in considerable pain on the ground. He’s getting up. RBI sac fly but more importantly Pederson appears to be ok. Mercy. He’s coming out of the game but he seems to be ok.
— Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) September 3, 2019
As she notes, Pederson got up and was able to walk off the field under his own power. At first glance, you think he at least got the wind knocked out of him, but he was seen grabbing his right rib area.
UPDATE: The official word on the injury is an abdominal contusion. Pederson is currently considered day-to-day.
Roberts said Pederson is day to day. Will be a game time decision tomorrow, but Roberts said he may give him the day off.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) September 3, 2019
He had been in the middle of a power surge with 3 home runs and a double in his previous 4 at-bats spanning two days and two ballparks. That power surge came from a little help from former Dodger Andre Ethier.