Dodgers: Cody Bellinger’s walk-off homerun created a game to remember

Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Cody Bellinger - Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The 2019 season was historic at Dodger Stadium. A game that Dodgers fans must remember is Bellinger’s walk-off home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers were able to provide many memorable moments for the fans, many of which came at the hands of NL MVP Cody Bellinger. On July 3, the team was on their final game of a two-game series against the Diamondbacks and were hoping for a sweep.

Walker Buehler got the start on the mound and went seven innings while striking out nine. After he was pulled, Buehler was then followed by Pedro Baez and Kenley Jansen, in hopes to keep the game tied or pull off the win.

Offensively, Bellinger hit a home run in the second inning to get things going. Joc Pederson and Matt Beaty contributed other RBIs, as did Buehler with a 2-out RBI to give himself some insurance.

As the ninth inning came and ended, the game was tied at 4-4 with Joe Kelly coming in. Kelly was able to keep the Diamondbacks from scoring, and Chavez Ravine was ready for the Boys in Blue to walk it off yet again.

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The Dodgers were no strangers to walk-offs, as Bellinger had a walk-off walk the night before. It was also team’s fourth walk-off in a row.

As the bottom of the tenth inning rolled around, there was one out in the game with Bellinger stepped up to the plate. Fans were hopeful that their MVP would give them yet another walk-off, and he did not disappoint. Bellinger hit a 442-foot home run to give the team the win. He put his hands to the sky, as Dodger Stadium erupted. On top of that, it was accompanied by a classic Joe Davis call.

This was a historic night for the team and for Bellinger. With their fifth consecutive walk-off, the team had the most consecutive walk-offs since the Oakland A’s did in 2004. And as for Bellinger, this two-home run game moved him up to 29 on the season which is the most before the All-Star break in LA history.

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Although the Dodgers were able to give the fans many nights of memorable moments, this night and walk-off will always provide fans with a game to remember.