Joc Pederson Joins Willie Mays in Rare Giants Company After Explosion vs Mets

Isaiah De Los Santos
Joc Pederson joined San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays in rare company after his explosion against the New York Mets.
Joc Pederson joined San Francisco Giants legend Willie Mays in rare company after his explosion against the New York Mets. / John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit

Joc Pederson is the talk of MLB after going berserk against the New York Mets. Pederson racked up 3 home runs and 8 RBI on Wednesday, including the game-tying three-run shot in the bottom of the eighth, and scored the game-winning run on Brandon Crawford's walk-off single.

It was a once-in-a-lifetime performance for the 30-year-old, who joined San Francisco legend Willie Mays in rare company following his power display,

Pederson became the first Giants player since Mays to hit three multi-run HRs in a game after Wednesday's explosion at the plate. Mays accomplished this feat with a four-homer outing on April 30, 1961, which shows just how impressive it is for Pederson to now join him in this exclusive club.

Pederson hit two two-run homers in addition to his three-run blast to tie things up. He also added another two RBIs on a ground out in the first and a single in the ninth before he went on to score the winning run.

Wednesday's slugfest now gives the former All-Star 10 home runs and 22 RBI on the year, putting him on a great pace to easily surpass the 18 HRs and 61 RBI he put up in 2021 between two clubs.

SIGN UP NOW. $1,000 risk-free on FanDuel Sportsbook! . dark

Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

facebooktwitterreddit