San Francisco Giants podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Pederson will sit out home run derby; Luis Gonzalez meets Luis Gonzalez

San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson hits a single against the Cincinnati Reds on Fri May 27, 2022 at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati will not participate in the Home Run Derby on Mon Jul 18, 2022 in Los Angeles (AP News photo)

On the Giants podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko, San Francisco Giants outfielder Joc Pederson will sit out Monday’s home run derby while nursing some aches and pains he said you can’t move too much for 24-38 hours it hurts too much.

#2 Pederson should be ready to get into Tuesday night’s All Star game in Los Angeles after getting some rest and he looks ready to get some batting practice in and meeting his National League teammates.

#3 Pederson this season is hitting .253, with 35 runs, 17 home runs, and 41 RBIs as of Thursday night which earned him a pick on the All Star team.

#4 Luis Gonzalez the former Arizona Diamondbacks player now a D-Backs broadcaster met with his namesake on Wednesday Giants outfielder Luis Gonzalez. They both shared Gonzo nicknames, talked about the D-Backs Gonzalez’ 2001 World Series home run that beat the New York Yankees and the Giants Gonzalez’s position player pitching debut this season as they posed for pictures in front of the Giants dugout. Good times.

#5 Marko, taking a look at Friday’s starting pitchers for the Milwaukee Brewers Bradnon Woodruff (7-3, 4.01) for the Giants Alex Wood (6-7, 4.43). The Giants have been playing .500 ball of late winning five of their last 11 games.

Marko is filling in for Daniel Dullum who does the Giants podcasts Fridays at

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