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Pederson, Dodgers face Giants riding a seven-game win streak

 

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson hopes to be celebrating more than just his 23rd birthday when he and his first-place Los Angeles Dodgers visit AT&T Park to face the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night in the opener of a three-game series. First pitch is 7:15 p.m.

Pederson got his second home run and added an RBI double as the Dodgers posted a 7-0 victory over the Rockies at Dodger Stadium, sweeping the series and improving their win streak to seven games.

Pederson got a solo home run in a five-run sixth inning as the Dodgers hit three dingers in the frame. His RBI double came in the second inning.

"What I like about us right now is the day-in, day-out mentality we've had," LA manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com. "Nobody is getting totally excited, going crazy, we understand where we're at in the season."

Pederson, the team's starting center fielder, brings a .323 batting average to San Francisco. He has 10 hits, nine walks, six RBI, two homers and has scored seven runs. He also has struck out 14 times.

Women's golf

Harvard senior Brenna Nelsen from Castilleja shot rounds of 76-78-69 to help the Crimson to a final round of 290 and a fourth-place finish at the Silverado Showdown that concluded Sunday at Silverado Country Club in Napa.

Nelsen's sharp iron game led to hitting 16 greens in regulation and a bogey-free 3-under 69 in her final round, her college tournament low.

Women's tennis

Menlo School graduate Laura Gradiska won her No. 1 singles match to help Gettysburg College conclude a busy week with a 6-3 victory over visiting Bryn Mawr College on Sunday.

Playing its fifth home match in seven days, Gettysburg (6-8, 2-6 CC) held off Bryn Mawr (1-12, 0-6 CC) got a 1-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory from Gradiska, a sophomore, at the top spot.

Women's water polo

Sacred Heart Prep grad Pippa Temple scored four goals for 13th-ranked Princeton in a 15-7 win over Harvard on Saturday. The Tigers improved to 9-1 in Collegiate Water Polo Association play (26-3 overall) and will host the CWPA Eastern Championships, Friday through Sunday.

In Thousand Oaks, senior Sarah Westcott from Sacred Heart Prep scored her second goal to break a 4-4 tie with 1:06 remaining as Pomona-Pitzer rallied from a 4-2 deficit in the fourth quarter to earn a 5-4 win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday to finish the regular season undefeated in SCIAC play.

With the win, the Sagehens are now 17-9 overall and 8-0 in the SCIAC and will be the top seed in the conference tournament this weekend, which they will host Friday-Sunday.

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1 person likes this
Posted by This is GIANTS country
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm

I'm sorry, Palo Alto Weekly, but when have you decided to become the paper of record for the Dodgers (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!)?

Let's hope the Giants call up a player with local roots, so that we can get some balance here.


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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 20, 2015 at 4:28 pm

Go Joc!!! I'll be rooting Dodger Blue while you are in town...then back to the Giants. Giants should have drafted Joc.


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Posted by This is GIANTS country
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 20, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Some fan YOU are, Laughton.


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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 20, 2015 at 5:53 pm

>Some fan YOU are, Laughton.

Professional sports are entertainment. I am a fair-weather fan, at best. However, when a local kid makes it to the big leagues, I support him. Not only Joc, but also Davante Adams (football).

Go Blue!


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Posted by This is GIANTS country
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 20, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Fine then, Laughton. Move to SoCal -- THEN you can root for Dem BUMS.

GO GIANTS!!!


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Posted by Jeff
a resident of Southgate
on Apr 20, 2015 at 8:43 pm

Ha! I have met Craig Laughton. If he says he likes the Dodger Blue, even if for a single series, he could care less what you think. He says he likes Joc, so that's it. I don't think he's gonna move anywhere, upon your suggestion that he do so. Try to get a grip.


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Posted by This is GIANTS country
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:17 am

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