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Though the Dodgers, with Kenley Jansen unavailable, were unable to finish off the Rockies on Wednesday, it shouldn’t be lost that Joc Pederson delivered his fifth straight game with a home run.
Pederson has tied the Dodger record for most consecutive games with a homer — and is the first rookie to do so, after veterans Roy Campanella (1950), Shawn Green (2001) and Matt Kemp (2010) and Adrian Gonzalez (2014-15).
With 109 games left in the season, Pederson is already tied for 10th place on the Dodgers’ all-time single-season home run list for rookies, with 17. He is tied with Giancarlo Stanton for second place in the NL in home runs, one behind Bryce Harper.
“@espn30 for 30: The Joc Pederson Home Runs in June Story”
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) June 4, 2015
The 23-year-old has raised his 2015 OPS to .998, fifth in the National League. He is sixth in the Major Leagues, third in the NL and second among NL outfielders in wins above replacement, according to Fangraphs.
And, he’s the cover story in the June issue of Dodger Insider magazine. Make sure you pick up a copy at Dodger Stadium the next time you stop by.