Tag Archives: Cody Bellinger

Game One – Destroyer of Narratives

Past performance does not indicate future performance Narrative One – They said Mookie Betts couldn’t hit in the world series because he had this triple stat line in the 2018 World Series of – 217/308/391- in 26 plate appearances. In the first World Series game of 2020, Mookie had two hits, walked once, stole two …

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Multiple big moments add up to another World Series appearance

Here is a great link to every great moment in the just concluded NLCS series between the Dodgers and Braves. The best part of a stressful postseason series are the big moments that you hope will ultimately lead to moving on and while the Dodgers had plenty of big moments against the Braves, it still …

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Dodgers – Unstoppable Force – Hitters

Thirty games into the abbreviated regular season and the Dodger record is very much what everyone expected. The best in baseball. How they got there however is not quite what I expected. Mookie Betts is everything he’s always been. He is simply one of the best players in baseball because he does everything exceptionally well. …

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Here we go again

The last time the Dodgers and Nationals met in the postseason was the classic 2016 NLDS when the Dodgers had to win games four and five or face elimination. They won both, but game five didn’t come easy and is probably one of the best NLDS games in Dodger history. In 2016 the Dodgers turned …

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Alex Verdugo is the poster child for “Let the kids play”

MLB has created an ad campaign around “Let the kids play” and no one epitomizes that more on the Dodgers than Alex Verdugo.  You might have thought that with Yasiel Puig gone the Dodgers would no longer have a child-man playing in the outfield but the brash massive gold chain wearing center fielder Alex Verdugo …

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Cody Bellinger Dodger home run king at age 23

Cody Bellinger passed Adrian Beltre last night to be the first Dodger aged 23 or younger to hit at least 77 home runs. It must be noted that Beltre hit his 76 home runs in roughly twice as many plate appearances as Cody.  At age 23, Beltre had been an inconsistent performer for the Dodgers …

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Bellinger crushes Total Base record for April

With four days still left in April Cody Bellinger now owns the historical total base record for the month of April. Player Split Year HR PA 2B 3B TB Cody Bellinger April/March 2019 13 116 6 1 89 Chase Utley April/March 2008 11 128 10 1 85 Jermaine Dye April/March 2000 11 111 12 0 …

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Anyone curious how Bellingers first 100 Plate Appearances of 2019 compare to Puig’s in 2013?

Cody Bellinger has now accumulated 100 plate appearances and it is probably the greatest stretch of 100 plate appearances we will ever see from a Dodger.  I thought it would be fun to compare this stretch to the first 100 PA of Puig when Puig first showed up, because they are both age 23, they …

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The Rubber-Band man is stretching his limits

On the Sunday Night ESPN MLB telecast last night, baseball analyst Jessica Mendoza said that Cody Bellinger was like a rubber-band. It was meant as a compliment as everyone was gaga over how Cody could generate so much power with his swing and follow through.  Last night Cody did it all as he hit a …

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2019 Preview of the Dodger Hitters

I’ll be referring many times to the Zips projections for this column. Catcher – Austin Barnes and Russell Martin. For the first time in a long time, the Dodgers lost a key position player to free agency when they let Yazmani Grandal walk to the Brewers. Austin Barnes had a horrible season in 2018 but …

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