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#pounditTuesday, March 21, 2023

Joc Pederson crashes into wall on awesome catch, leaves Justin Upton stunned (Video)

Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson has been getting it done for the team with his bat, and now he’s also showing he has quite the glove.

The center fielder robbed Justin Upton of what otherwise would have been a walk-off hit for the Padres during Sunday’s game in San Diego. Take a look at the catch:

Upton was swinging 3-0 with two men on in a 2-2 game with two outs in the ninth. Upton swore he had hit a ball that won the game — possibly even one that would have been a 3-run home run. But Pederson tracked the ball and made the catch at the warning track. He was going full-speed and crashed into the wall to preserve the tie game.

Upton’s reaction was priceless:

Justin Upton reaction

To show you how important that catch was, the game went to extra innings afterwards and the Dodgers won it 4-2 in 12. Not only was it a beautiful play, but it also was critical in helping the team pull out a win.


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