Staked to a potentially perilous 2-1 lead in the seventh inning of Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, the Dodgers were looking for some insurance -- and they got it. Joc Pederson squared up a Joe Musgrove offering and smacked an opposite-field homer into the Left Field Pavilion to push their lead to 3-1.
Now stop what you're doing and imagine, for a minute, what you might do in that scenario. The adrenaline. The emotion. Rounding the bases, Pederson let it all out in a way you might have always dreamed you would in a similar spot:
And then he made a "pay me!" gesture while staring into the Dodgers' dugout,
When you see that friend that owes you $5. pic.twitter.com/A2puhq9tnH- Cut4 (@Cut4) November 1, 2017
Another example of how Pederson is one of those heart-on-sleeve guys out there on the diamond -- and especially on the game's biggest stage.
As a result of Pederson's blast, the Dodgers beat the Astros, 3-1, to extend the season to a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday.
Tune in to Game 7 of the World Series presented by YouTube TV on Wednesday, 8 p.m. ET on FOX.