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Trending Up, Trending Down: Joc Pederson Has Down Week At The Plate



Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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The Los Angeles Dodgers arrived in Arizona on Monday for the final leg of their 10-game road trip. Having won four of the previous six games, they took two of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks to finish strong before returning to Dodger Stadium.

Home cooking didn’t equate to positive results, however, as the struggling New York Mets won two games behind strong starts from Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz.

With a 3-3 week, let’s look at the Dodgers who found success and those that didn’t during the six-game span.

Trending Down:

Pedro Baez: Appearing in four games out of the bullpen, Baez has been less than stellar since being activated from the 15-day disabled list.

In four combined innings, he allowed five hits, five earned runs, and issued two walks while striking out three batters. With the down week, his ERA sits at 3.54 while his 1.86 FIP demonstrates he’s been much better than some statistics suggest.

Jimmy Rollins: In five starts this week, Rollins notched just three hits in 19 at-bats while drawing two walks. As a result, his slash line for the season continued its steady decrease to .208/.263/.322.

Joc Pederson: In six games (five starts), Pederson reached base just five times (three hits, two walks) in 23 plate appearances, amounting to a mere .217 on-base percentage. Even with the slump, his OPS on the year remains solid at .876.

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