Taking a cue from Joey Votto's playbook, Joc Pederson wound up and chucked a foul ball toward the heavens
When Carlos Asuaje lofted a fly ball down the left-field line in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 13-4 win over the Padres on Wednesday night at Petco Park, Joc Pederson raced over in hopes of making a play. With a slight leap toward the stands, the Dodgers outfielder came down with the ball ... but it squirted out of his glove. After an effort like that that went for naught, and suddenly in possession of a foul ball rather than an out, Pederson saw fit to dispose of the ball by hurling it toward the upper deck. Look at that windup:
After a replay review determined there was no fan interference, Asuaje promptly grounded out to Cody Bellinger to end the inning. If Pederson's routine looks familiar to you, it's probably because you know what Joey Votto does on the diamond (other than hit). The Reds first baseman has a knack for quirky behavior over by the first-base line, to say the least:
There are now at least two players with track records of doing this in the middle of an inning. Wonder whose went farther ...