Dodgers Video: Joc Pederson Crushes 477-Foot Home Run

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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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  1. Thanks for the article about “Young Joc.” We all love what he’s doing, along with all the young Dodgers. Can’t wait for Seager.

    I don’t think Dodger bats have gone cold lately. I think its that the dodgers haven’t learn how to perform in marquee matchups. They haven’t performed in big games. We’ve been silent in all our games against San Fran and St. Louis, the only established contenders we’ve played so far. Our bats pick up against clubs like SD, AZ, COL. But it isn’t magic. Bats pick up because these clubs don’t contend. San Fran contends. So do the Cardinals. So does Washington–all teams we’ll have to beat in the playoffs if we need to win. Cold against contenders, on fire against pretenders.

    The dodgers really have to start learning how to play from behind. Last year we were 2 and 50 after trailing after the 7th. Can’t happen if you want a ring. Losing in St. Louis last year wasn’t a fluke.

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