The Los Angeles Dodgers bats have been cold recently, especially on the road. The cure for that would be a four-game series in Colorado. After putting up 11 runs in the first game of the series, The Dodgers took on the Colorado Rockies Tuesday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader.
Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson continued to impress, this time in a big way. In the third inning, after fellow rookie Austin Barnes walked, the center fielder launched a two run home run to right-center field that traveled an estimated 477 feet:
The home run was Pederson’s third in three games, as he leads the team and is tied for fourth in the Major Leagues with 15 home runs this season.
Pederson is beginning to show that he can consistently hit left-handed pitching, as all three home runs in the last three games have come off southpaws. Additionally, he has hit 12 home runs since being inserted in the leadoff role at the beginning of May.
Tuesday was a taste of what this season has been so far for Pederson, as in his first three at-bats he struck out, homered and then walked. To go along with his 15 homers he has struck out 62 times and walked 34 times on the season. His average home run distance is over 420 feet, which is the longest average distance in the league. Tuesday’s 477-foot blast will certainly add to that.
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