Los Angeles Dodgers’ rookie phenom Cody Bellinger mashed his 30th home run of 2017 against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 2, 2017
The home run was nearly a mirror image of his 29th home run that he hit on Tuesday night against Lucas Sims.
— MLB (@MLB) August 3, 2017
The home run put the Dodgers on the board for what would end in a 5-3 defeat to the Atlanta Braves.
Cody Bellinger and Aaron Judge have combined to become just the eighth pair of rookies to reach the 30-HR mark in the same season. Both could easily hit 40 as they have two more months of the regular season left to play.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) August 3, 2017
Cody Bellinger reached the 30-HR mark in just his 87th game, making him the third-fastest to do it since the 1900 season. He trails only Rudy York (79) and Mark McGwire (84) for the quickest to hit the mark.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 3, 2017
The Dodgers and Braves face off in game three of the series on Thursday evening. Alex Wood is on the bump for Los Angeles.