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Dodgers: April’s Play of the Month

MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN - APRIL 18: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers talk prior to a game at Miller Park on April 18, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

With today being an off day, it seemed like a prime opportunity to revisit a top play from the previous month.

April represented a fantastic month stretch for the Los Angeles Dodgers, going 20-12 since Opening Day. The month was a little more amazing for one Dodger in particular, Mr. Cody Bellinger.

While the month had its fair share of web gems and heroics, one play stood out above the rest: Cody Bellinger’s robbery of what would have been a Christian Yelich home run.

The fact that Bellinger robbed the man who was going back and forth with him for the league-lead in home runs puts an exclamation point on this play.

Bellinger is one of the most athletic players in the game, boasting a 96th-percentile sprint speed and 8 defensive runs saved already this season so it truly is no surprise that he made a play of this caliber.

Although the Yelich home run would have still allowed the Dodgers to maintain the lead, the importance of this robbery is exactly who is involved in the play: Yelich and Bellinger, the two hottest hitters on the planet. Combined with his production at the plate, Bellinger is the MVP of both the club and Major League Baseball thus far. Oh, and to top it all off, Bellinger hit a home run of his own in the top half of the ninth inning. Yeah, he is pretty awesome.

It has been such a joy to watch what Cody Bellinger is doing with both the bat and the leather so far this season. Let’s just hope for more of the same!

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Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics and Broadcast Journalism dual major at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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