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Strikeouts aren't helping Pederson

Strikeouts aren't helping Pederson

In the first inning Tuesday, Joc Pederson struck out. In the fourth inning, he struck out again, and did not run to first base on the dropped third strike. In the sixth inning, he struck out for a third time, and scattered boos were heard at Dodger Stadium. Pederson, the Dodgers' rookie center fielder, is batting .176 this month, with one home run. He leads the National League in strikeouts, but the plate discipline that enabled him to thrive in the leadoff spot has all but disappeared. In 89 plate appearances this month, he has four walks and 28 strikeouts. Manager Don Mattingly said the team has considered removing Pederson from the leadoff spot. Although the Dodgers expected...

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