Cody Bellinger Puts LA on Notice
April 29th, 2017
Cody Bellinger’s much-awaited call up came to an end after he was brought up to the big leagues on April 25th. Four days later, he had his coming out party.
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I already touched on this game in the Joe Davis section of this article, therefore you know the thrilling ending. But, you may not remember what happened before this.
Cody Bellinger came into this game with high expectations, but after a lackluster Giants series, he came into this series batting .231. The perception of Cody would change after this day.
As the Dodgers inched closer and closer to their come from behind victory they needed to start chipping away at the deficit. Enter Cody Bellinger in the 7th inning. Bellinger got a nice little changeup on the inner part of the plate, which he proceeded to hammer into the right-field bullpen for his first career home run.
After his first career dinger, he followed it up with his home run in the bottom of the ninth as part of the amazing Dodgers comeback. The home runs were incredible, but the performance stands out as it gave us a taste of what was to come out of this kid.
Since then, he has had more than his fair share of multi-homer games. This game started off a chain of reactions in his second week in the big leagues that were very Yasiel Puig-esque. Cody put the nation on alert and locked himself into this roster.
Cody made sure that this game was etched in our memories for a long time and it sure looks like we will have much more to cherish.
The Dodgers have had countless performances in the first half of the season that can be easily remembered, but these may be the five best. Right now the Dodgers have the best record in the NL and are only .5 game back of the best in the bigs. Needless to say, this team is something special.