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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Joins Elite Company Before the All-Star Break

Belli’s bombs burn bright.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his two run homerun in front of Austin Hedges #18 of the San Diego Padres, for a 4-1 lead, during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on May 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

With his 2nd inning solo shot on Wednesday night, Cody Bellinger tied Gil Hodges and Duke Snider for most home runs before the All-Star Break in Dodgers history with 28.

Gil Hodges completed the feat in 1951 and Duke Snider got it done in 1955.

For reference, Hodges ended the ’51 season with 40 home runs and Snider ended the ’55 season with 42. There is no doubt in my mind that Bellinger can exceed both of those totals and he is already in some elite company.

Belli also has a chance to secure the record for himself as there are still five more games including Wednesday’s matchup with the Diamondbacks.

He remains amongst the league leaders in the home run category and continues to pace the rest of the league in the MVP race along with the Brewers’ Christian Yelich.

Bellinger had posted a 186 wRC+ and .344/.441/.692 slash line this season.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor 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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  1. Glad to see that Cody is getting hot again. Please keep it up and break a few more records culminating in a World Series for the Dodgers in 2019.

  2. Great game by the hitters but Kenley is fading fast. Fortunately for him the offense turned a blown save into a win. We are not winning the WS with this guy as closer unless the offense stays this overwhelming.

  3. At the beginning of the season, I predicted that the dodgers would go to the WS again, and lose again, mainly due to the bullpen. Seems quite plausible so far. But I didn’t expect Jansen to be faltering too.

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