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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Breaks Two Baseball Records With One Swing

I have to start this post by saying it. There might not be a more fun player to watch on planet earth right now than Cody Bellinger.

Now Bellinger has a new Major League Baseball record to add to his resume. In the first inning on Friday night, Bellinger connected with a Chris Archer pitch. What followed was a line drive over the right field wall to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. The home run was Bellinger’s 13th of the 2019 season.

Equally important, the blast gave Bellinger 88 total bases on the season. This is a new baseball record for total bases by any player to play the game before May 1.

Because of this, we can admire the historic blast by Bellinger. It’s forever ours to enjoy.

For as long as you watch the sport of baseball, it’s possible that this is the greatest start to a season by a player that you will ever see. It’s been hard to capture it in many words, let alone a few. And now it’s history forever.

And for anyone questioning the number of games it took for Cody to achieve that mark, our friend Rick has you covered:

Furthermore, the home run gave the Dodgers a piece of baseball history. Perhaps you remember this post – when the Dodgers tied the all-time record for consecutive home games with a home run.

And so with one swing of his Louisville Slugger, Bellinger provided the Dodgers and himself with a piece of baseball history. We aren’t even into the month of May yet, and we may just be witnessing the beginnings of the summer of Bellinger.

Savor it, baseball fans. This is grand!

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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. Clint, I will make this short and sweet…Bellinger basically is just as hot against LHP now as he is RHP and is producing off of BOTH hands of a pitcher. Roberts and his puppet master upstairs need to stop with these ludicrous reasons for batting him lower in order against lefties. BELLINGER IS NOW THE DODGERS BREAD AND BUTTER guy and NEEDS to remain in the cleanup spot AGAINST ALL COMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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