The Dodgers completed their 2017 battering of the New York Mets with an 8-0 win at Citi Field on Sunday; capping off a season sweep at seven games to zero.
As usual, the contributions came from up and down the entire lineup. Hyun-Jin Ryu tossed another seven shutout innings as he continues his return to old form.
The Dodgers managed to knock out two more home runs on Sunday. One came from Justin Turner, who continues to absolutely torment his former employers. The other, a 447-foot missile off the bat of 22-year-old rookie, Cody Bellinger.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) August 7, 2017
The home run was the longest of Cody Bellinger’s young Major League Baseball career. It was also his 32nd of the season, putting him just three behind Mike Piazza for the Dodger rookie record.
Bellinger has been known to mash many home runs in the later innings. When Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register asked Bellinger if he knew that half of his home runs came in the 7th inning or later, Bellinger responded in true 22-year-old fashion.
Me: "Do you know half of your 32 HRs have come in the 7th inning or later?"
Cody Bellinger: "Sick." #Dodgers
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) August 7, 2017
The Dodgers have now brought their 51-game streak to a remarkable 44-7 and they will now go home to face the Arizona Diamondbacks, who currently sit 16 games back.