Joc Pederson and his pearls hit a trio of home runs in the Giants eventual win over over the Mets on Tuesday night, 13-12.
Without Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom, the New York pitching staff is short both its aces, and it showed on Tuesday night against the Giants. While the offense scored 12 runs — the most ever in a Mets loss — Buck Showalter’s pitching staff could not get an out when it counted, especially against the likes of Pederson.
Without further ado, here are Pederson’s blasts, all of which are must-see TV in their own right.
And why not three?
The third carries the most significance, as it was an absolute tank which tied the game at 11 runs apiece after the Mets had come all the way back, scoring seven runs in the top of the eighth inning.
Giants: Joc Pederson credits Barry Bonds for three-home run game
Of all people, Pederson credited San Francisco Giants legend Barry Bonds for his trio of blasts, who he spoke to before the game.
Bonds himself finished his career as the de facto home run king. While some dispute that fact given his use of performance-enhancing drugs, there’s little doubt he’s one of the best hitters of his generation.
Good on Joc for picking his brain, and applying that knowledge so quickly.
Mets 7-run comeback all for naught
While any number of New York hits — they had 18 of those all night — can be attributed to their eighth-inning comeback, Francisco Lindor’s triple actually gave them the lead.
Showalter spoke after the game about how proud he was of this group for taking ownership of a tough loss, which included Edwin Diaz, who eventually gave up the game-winning run.
Wednesday is a new day. Tuesday night’s marathon, while entertaining, only counts as a single loss for a New York team which deserves a lot of credit for keeping pace and fighting back against a talented Giants squad.
Hell of game, boys.