4. Cody Bellinger's NLDS home run robbery
The 2020 World Series run was truly a special one for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cody Bellinger played a big part of it. This is not his only moment to be included on this list from those playoffs, as it was just an appetizer for what would come later on.
Before the Padres ripped out the Dodgers’ hearts in the 2022 NLDS, they squared off against the Boys in Blue in the 2020 NLDS in their first playoff trip in 14 years. The Dodgers were the ones that ripped out the Padres’ hearts and Bellinger delivered the most iconic play of the series.
With Brusdar Graterol on the mound, a pre-suspended Fernando Tatis Jr. launched a long fly ball to deep center field. At either Dodger Stadium or Petco Park, it likely would have been a no-doubt home run. But this game was played at Globe Life Park in Arlington, giving Bellinger just enough room to roam back to the wall and make a leaping catch, robbing Tatis of the homer.
This killed the Padres’ momentum as Graterol flung his glove into the air and got into a shouting match with Manny Machado. The Dodgers would make quick work of the Padres in that series, kickstarting a truly magical run to the team’s first championship since 1988.
If Bellinger doesn't make that catch, who knows the ripple effects it would've had on the rest of the series. The 2020 NLDS could have looked strikingly similar to the 2022 NLDS.