Video: Joc Pederson made a spectacular catch yesterday


Joc Pederson has hit some massive homers this year. He’s also played some serious defense in center field.

Take this catch off of Justin Upton’s bat in the¬†Dodgers-Padres game yesterday afternoon in which he (a) runs a country mile; (b) gets turned around a couple of times; and (c) smashes into the wall, yet still makes the grab:

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Not only was it a great grab, it was an essential grab. The game was tied in the bottom of the ninth with two men on. If Upton’s ball had landed — and with many center fielders it would’ve — the Padres walk off with a win. As it was, the Dodgers lived to make extra innings and won it.