Joc Pederson of the LA Dodgers: Where have I heard about HIM before?
October 15, 2016
Here it is from MLB.com:
After six dominant innings from Max Scherzer, Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson wasted no time getting to the Nationals ace in the seventh.
Pederson tattooed the first pitch of the frame into the left-field bullpen, tying Game 5 of the National League Division Series on Thursday en route to a 4-3 Dodgers win. It marked the first extra-base hit for either side in the game, evening the score at 1, and it chased Scherzer after six-plus innings of one-run ball. With Scherzer out of the game, the Dodgers went on to post a four-run seventh and held on to advance to the NL Championship Series vs. the Cubs starting Saturday.
Well, getting to be meet the Cubs means it’s really a Pyrrhic Victory – but it’s way better to be advancing to the next round than to be going home, like the Nationals.
That was the key moment in the entire series! If he doesn’t homer off Scherzer, he stays in the ball game… and continues his shutting down of the Dodgers. Getting rid of him opened the floodgates for the Dodgers (also starring two ex-Phils, Utley and Ruiz).
If you don’t remember – I talked about the young rookie having a fantastic in 2015 (before the All Star Break). He not only was one of the few rookies ever to be selected to start the All Star Game, he finished second in the Home Run Derby (which is probably what messed up his swing for a terrible second half last year). But he’s back…
I thought he was interesting because I was talking about how God blessed Jewish players – and here was a Jewish player whom He blessed.
The blessings have continued… until his team gets knocked out by the Cubs.