Jock Pederson gave the Los Angeles Dodgers a 250 this season, breaking the Houston Astros National League record in 2000. Pederson's home run in the fourth inning was his second of the night.
They even pulled the asters behind Pederson's home early in the first inning. It was Pederson's eighth homer and 19th of his career. He set the Dodgers franchise record with eight home runs last season; breaking the brand of Davey Lopez into seven.
This play of the game now saw that L.A. broke three records. The blowout of Russell Martin in the series finale against the Arizona Diamondback gave the Dodgers 236 longballs this season, the most in franchise history to which they have added. Chris Taylor became open with the Colorado Rockies series, becoming the 1
There is a potential for this number to increase to 12 if Matt Beattie manages to hit two more homes before the regular season is over. This year the Dodgers could additionally become the third team in franchise history to have four players with at least 30 home runs.
Cody Belinger leads the way with 44 and he joins Max Mancy (33) and Pederson (32). Justin Turner has been successful since his 27 households have completed careers so far.
"I have never considered myself a home invader," Turner said. "I just try to hit the ball as hard as possible, and sometimes it's high enough to get through the fence. I like to get on the base, hit the tracks and drive on the tracks. If they come from pets, they come from pets.
Kike Hernandez (17), Will Smith (13), Cory Corey Seager (12), Alex Verdugo (12), David Freese (10) and A.J. Pollock (10) has also hit at least 10 home runs this season. Bellinger, Pederson, Verdugo and Smith have already put the best careers on home runs.
Munsey is three miles ahead of last year's total, and Hernandez is five on his own new personal record.
The Dodgers as a team ranked third in home run specialties, following the Minnesota Twins (271) and New York Yankees (261).