Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson continued his power-packed rookie season with an absolute bomb of a home run in the third inning against Jorge De La Rosa and the Rockies on Saturday. This went an estimated 477 feet, into the upper deck in right field.
four-hundred-seventy-seven-feet.gif pic.twitter.com/NOvyznzeWQ— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) June 2, 2015
That distance would match Alex Rodriguez for the longest home run of the season, per Hit Tracker Online.
Pederson had no home runs in his first 43 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers in his career. That was before Sunday, but after home runs against Kevin Siegrist of the Cardinals, then Christian Friedrich and De La Rosa of the Rockies, Pederson has three home runs in his last four PA against southpaws, and a home run in three straight games.
Pederson: "You guys are the ones who said I can't hit left-handed pitching. I hit them last year so I guess you guys tell me." #Dodgers— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) June 2, 2015
In the second game of the doubleheader, Pederson hit one even longer!
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.@Dodgers OF Joc Pederson just hit the longest HR in MLB this season pic.twitter.com/gTPfb9bAtV— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 3, 2015