The Albuquerque Isotopes entered play on Saturday mired in a three-game losing streak and looking to get back on track in the first of a four-game series against the Tacoma Rainiers.
During the three-game losing streak, Joc Pederson went 1-for-12 and finished 0-for-4 in Saturday’s loss. However Pederson managed to add another impressive catch to his résumé.
James Jones sent the 10th pitch of his second inning at-bat to deep center that sent Pederson a few feet up the hill in center field before making the catch and crashing into the fence. As Pederson laid on his back, he raised his glove to show he maintained possession of the ball.
Mike Baxter and trainers went to look at the center fielder, who eventually sat up and rose to his feet. Three recent Pederson highlights include him making another impressive catch while running up the center field hill, an eighth-inning grand slam and a line-drive home run in the Triple-A All Star Game.
Although the Dodgers have a crowded outfield, general manager Ned Colletti resisted trading Pederson at the deadline because of the belief he will continue developing into an elite player.
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