Joc Pederson Just Beat the Brewers with a Bat He Stole from Anthony Rizzo

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Joc Pederson Just Beat the Brewers with a Bat He Stole from Anthony Rizzo

Chicago Cubs

The 2021 Chicago Cubs at one point featured both Joc Pederson and Anthony Rizzo. That is, of course, no longer the case, but both wound up factoring into today’s Atlanta Braves win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pederson, for his part, hit a three-run homer as the Braves beat the Brewers to take a 2-1 series lead:

Folks later noticed that Pederson, who wears a string of pearls at the plate because he’s a “bad bitch,” was using old friend Anthony Rizzo’s bat for the dinger:

The best part? Joc admitted that he stole the bat from Rizzo when they were together with the Cubs, and Rizzo just texted him about it:

I am dying. A touch sad, but mostly laughing.

The whole situation is evocative of the 2016 postseason run that featured a slumping Rizzo taking Matt Szczur’s bat, and promptly breaking out with it.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.