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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Breaks Yet Another MLB Record

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 28: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the on deck circle before facing the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning at Dodger Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

The Dodgers have quite the hot streak on their hands in the form of Cody Bellinger. The 23-year-old outfielder already set the record for total bases before May. He did that by earning himself 96 with one game left in the month. Last night in San Francisco, he broke yet another record on a base hit off of Tony Watson.

That’s right folks, Cody Bellinger is now the only person in Major League history to possess 37 RBI’s before May. This pace would easily make him a 100+ RBI guy, a mark that has not been reached by a Dodgers player since 2014 when Adrian Gonzalez reached 116. The All-time Dodgers’ record for RBI’s was set by Tommy Davis in 1962 when he knocked in a ridiculous 153 runs. Bellinger is on pace to knock in close to 200, but that number is a little difficult to imagine him reaching.

Of course, the whole “offensive numbers before May” things doesn’t mean much considering how much scheduling has changed over the last few years. But still, it’s exciting to see this kind of production from a key piece in Los Angeles’ lineup.

Bellinger is slashing .434/.508/.906 to go along with his MLB best 14 home runs. He also has 46 hits and we’re still only a month into the season. It’s unreasonable to think that Bellinger could keep this pace up, but if he can come close to that number, the Dodgers should see plenty of success.

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. I am starting to think he is something special and not just a hot streak here. Sustaining this type of hitting for this long has to mean he has a complete swing and not just that he is guessing right on the pitch coming at him. I, like everyone, knew he had power, but, now, dare I say he is the closest thing I have seen to a Teddy ballgame Williams swing or type of hitter since……. the great TW? I would have thought to even mention anyone in the same sentence as TW would be blasphemous, but, WOW.

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