The moment when Cody Bellinger connected on a Chris Martin fastball to take him deep to rightfield on Sunday night was easily the highlight of my season. The ensuring celebration by Bellinger and the Dodgers might not have been so great though.
Bellinger went up and punched arms with Enrique Hernandez. I wish there was a better way to describe that, but there really isn’t. The Dodgers outfielder came down with his arm limp and proceeded to body check Joc Pederson with the other side of his body.
Cody Bellinger says he popped out his right shoulder while celebrating the go-ahead HR in Game 7 ? pic.twitter.com/KzGRRBHTZB
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 19, 2020
Bellinger was later seen in the outfield telling Mookie Betts that his shoulder had popped out of place. He later told the media that he had indeed dislocated his shoulder and that the Dodgers’ medical staff had to put it back in place. Bellinger went out to play defense in the 9th inning despite the injury.
"I wish I didn't do it but it was just such a cool moment for me and it was just pure excitement."
Cody on popping his arm out of place celebrating his homerun.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) October 19, 2020
In a press conference on Monday afternoon, Bellinger told Dodgers media that his shoulder was feeling fine. He also revealed that it’s happened several times and that he sort of knew what to expect waking up this morning.
The Dodgers start the World Series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday evening. Regardless of whether or not Cody is 100 percent healthy, he’s probably going to be in the lineup.
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