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Cody Bellinger: “I Like Playing Outfield More Than First Base”

Cody Bellinger joined AM570 on Thursday to give an interview to Fred Roggin and Rodney Peete. Of course, I am here to give you the sound bytes. Nevertheless if you want to hear the interview in it’s entirety, you can do so right here.

Now, to be the best Bellinger correspondent I can be.

Bellinger was asked by Roggin and Rodney if he likes playing outfield more than first base.

“I really do – I kinda like showing the athleticism – and I like showing off my speed when I can.”

Bellinger was asked when the shift is employed, why don’t he and others just bunt for a hit?

“For some guys the third baseman is at shortstop on the shift, and I don’t know why they don’t. For me, the third baseman is on the edge of the grass; so you would be bunting into an out.”

Cody was asked by Peete who on the Dodgers pimps their home run the best. Without reservation, Bellinger answered almost immediately that Max Muncy is that man.

It’s important to know thy opponent, so when Bellinger was asked about the Dodgers upcoming NLCS opponent Milwaukee, here is what he had to say.

“Good team. They have the best hitter right now in Yelich, and their bullpen is good. It’s going to be a really good and tough series.”

Bellinger exuded confidence that with the players the Dodgers have in place – no matter what pitcher Milwaukee runs out – the Dodgers will have a chance to score runs.

He told Roggin and Peete that during the roller coaster regular season, the team never worried.

“We play 162, so we told people not to worry. People kinda panicked, but like I said; we knew we were going to be alright at the end.”

The Dodgers take on the Brewers in game one of the NLCS on Friday at 5:09 PM.

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Written by Clint Evans

Clint lives in Ohio, and played collegiate baseball. He loves the Dodgers due to his first memories of Chavez Ravine when he was nine years old. The voice of Vin Scully has been a staple in his life since he was a kid. No amount of baseball talk is ever enough, and he wishes the regular season was year round. He has written about baseball online since 2007.

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