Fans loved how Joc Pederson used Anthony Rizzo’s bat to hit a huge 3-run HR for the Braves

By Andrew Joseph

Joc Pederson was the first midseason move the Braves made to bolster their outfield amid Ronald Acuña Jr.’s season-ending injury, and he’s continued to make a major impact in the postseason (it’s Joctober, after all).

But he may have to send some thanks to former Cubs teammate Anthony Rizzo.

During the fifth inning of Monday’s National League Division Series Game 3 in Atlanta, Pederson came to the plate as a pinch hitter for Ian Anderson with two runners on. Pederson, who was already 2 for 2 in the series with a home run, launched a massive three-run home run to the right field Chop House.

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