Joc Pederson’s last five hits have been homers

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Joc Pederson is only 5 for his last 21. That’s not a great average. But batting average isn’t everything, I suppose. The fact that all five of those hits have been homers makes up for it somewhat.

Pederson homered in the sixth inning of the Dodgers-Giants game last Monday. Then he went 1-for-3 with a homer on Wednesday, 1-for-3 with a homer on Friday, 1-for-5 with a homer on Saturday, took an o-fer on Sunday and then homered in a 1-for-4 effort last night. He’s also struck out ten times over that span, so he’s basically turned into Dave Kingman in the last week.

Quick: someone ask Tommy Lasorda what he thinks of Pederson’s performance.