Pederson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs. Pederson led off -- as he usually does when penciled in the lineup -- and delivered his ninth home run of the season, eight of which have come during a torrid stretch in June. The 26-year-old's current hot streak has raised his slash line to .277/.351/.560 through 188 plate appearances. Pederson doesn't have an everyday role at the moment -- starting just 10 of the Dodgers' last 20 games -- but he should continue to play regularly against right-handed starters.
Pederson went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles in Tuesday's win over the Rangers. Pederson's two-run blast in the second inning was part of an early barrage against starter Bartolo Colon, whom the Dodgers tagged for eight runs in under four innings. The 26-year-old has been on an absolutely absurd tear in June, slashing .481/.481/.1.444 with seven home runs, five doubles, 10 RBI and 11 runs scored in just nine games (seven starts).
Pederson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Unsurprisingly, the lefty-hitting Pederson will find his way to the bench with southpaw Sean Newcomb twirling for the Braves. In Pederson's stead, Enrique Hernandez will pick up a start in center field and bat cleanup.
Pederson clubbed a pair of home runs in Thursday's win over the Pirates. He finished the day 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI. Pederson's recent surge has resulted in five home runs since Friday. His streakiness is well documented, but when Pederson is seeing the ball well, he's an excellent source of power from the left side. It's also worth noting that Pederson hit leadoff for the third time in the last eight days, including Thursday, so it seems that manager Dave Roberts is at least open to occasionally hitting Pederson in the top third of the order.
Pederson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 5-0 win over the Pirates. Pederson gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the second inning with the two-run blast to right field. The 26-year-old is slashing .261/.340/.458 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 142 at-bats this season.