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Dodgers: Christian Yelich Talks About Cody Bellinger’s Hot Start

Obviously, the two best players in the National League in 2019 have been Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich. While this mini-rivalry just now seems to be budding – it reached a fever pitch on Sunday in Milwaukee when Bellinger stole the show with a catch that robbed Yelich of a home run, and later won the game for the Dodgers with a home run.

Furthermore – before the game – Yelich spoke to AM570’s David Vassegh in regards to Bellinger’s torrid start to 2019. Surely, it sounds like immense respect exists between the reigning NL MVP and the Dodgers’ young star.

Vassegh asked Yelich what kind of connection he has with Bellinger.

“I know Cody fairly well. He’s a good kid, a great baseball player. I have ran into him a time or two and it’s nice to catch up with him. It has been well documented how well his season is going so far. It is hard to ignore what he has been doing and it is great for him and great for the sport of baseball. It’s hard to ignore what he’s been doing, we will see what happens over the next five months.”

Now, make sure you give the interview a good listen or two. Indeed, Yelich was complimentary of Bellinger; and how could one not be. Still, it sounded a little bit like he didn’t want to spend too much time on it.

Of course it’s important to remember that the Dodgers have been to two straight World Series. Moreover, the Dodgers kept the Brewers from a berth last year to the Fall Classic. In that game, Bellinger hit a tremendous home run that put Los Angeles on the board. Items like that tend to stick in the mind of players like Yelich who have done it all except play in a World Series.

With these two youngsters just getting acquainted in their battles, this is sure to be a debate and rivalry that only gets better over the next five or so years. It’s great for the sport.

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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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  1. Don’t get me started talking about it, (Grin!)……..Cody is has quietly become one of the 10 best players in ALL of baseball. We watch him every day, we get it……..but the rest of baseball has not figured it out yet…….they want to tell us about Trout, Yelich, Harper, Machado, Stanton, Arenado, Betts, the usual suspects and rightly so. But as this season has unfolded, if you watch the Dodgers play everyday like some of us have, it’s obvious the kid has arrived. I thought his development process would take a couple more years of seasoning but he has become a one man wrecking crew already. Then add in his foot speed and the ability to play gold glove defense in multiple spots……..he’s special, he, his family and the Dodgers franchise should be very proud.

    • Hello bluz1st. What impresses me is his AB’s against the tough LHP in the league. How about having hit a HR off of Bumgarner and now a game winning HR off a LH reliever who as I understand has not allowed a HR to any LHB before Sunday.

  2. Cody Bellinger is absolutely amazing! I watch a lot of Dodgers ball and must agree that Bellinger is very special. And its not just the long ball (although I am still smiling about the HR off of Hader.) Bellinger has actually made me forget about Puig’s absence in right. I love the Dodgers as a team, but “this kid” is completely over the top. And he’s got even more to show us. Lucky us!

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