The man. The myth. The legend. Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie Cody Bellinger can do no wrong.
After a fantastic showing in the Home Run Derby on Monday, an All-Star Game appearance on Tuesday and a birthday on Thursday, Cody Bellinger has just gone out to become the first Dodger rookie to ever hit for the cycle.
I think Cody Bellinger will remember Miami for a long time. Idk how you can beat a HR Derby, an All-Star game and a cycle in the same place.
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) July 16, 2017
What a week he is having.
He started off Saturday’s game with a laser single up the middle, followed it with a home run in the third, smacked an RBI double in the fourth, then roped the triple that he needed over the glove of Giancarlo Stanton to get the triple that he needed to complete his cycle.
.@Cody_Bellinger – for the CYCLE!
— MLB (@MLB) July 16, 2017
In what is his first career four-hit game, Cody Bellinger has raised his batting average up to .271 and his OPS all the way up to .988. He finished the night 4-for-5.
Cody Bellinger produced what is the 10th cycle in Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers history. The last cycle that the Dodgers had seen before Saturday came back in 2009 when second baseman Orlando Hudson accomplished the feat.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 16, 2017
Somewhat hidden in the cycle madness was that Bellinger hit his 26th home run, putting him only nine behind Mike Piazza for most all-time from a Dodgers rookie.
After Saturday’s game the Dodgers currently hold an eight game win streak and will be looking for the sweep of Don Mattingly’s Miami Marlins on Sunday.