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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger to Bat Cleanup, Play Right Field in All-Star Game

Belli getting batted where he normally does by Dave Roberts.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 05: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks back to the field during the game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium on July 05, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers MVP candidate Cody Bellinger will bat fourth and play right field for a stacked National League team.

This honestly comes as no surprise. With Dodgers manager Dave Roberts also managing the National League team, it is to be expected that Roberts would utilize him exactly how he would if Belli was playing for the Dodgers.

Bellinger enjoyed a historic first half for Los Angeles posting a .336/.432/.692 slash line to go along with 30 home runs (a Dodger first-half record), and 71 RBI.

More from the All-Star Game

The Dodgers manager already named Hyun-Jin Ryu as the starting pitcher for the exhibition game last week. Now we know he’ll be going up against Astros’ ace Justin Verlander, who is making the second ASG start of his career.

Per MLB stats, Ryu will become the first Korean born pitcher to start the All-Star Game.

Moreover, Dave Roberts has also said that he envisions Clayton Kershaw possibly pitching after Hyun-Jin Ryu throws his inning or two.

Lots of Dodgers will be coming your way quickly in the All-Star Game.

Expect Max Muncy to get a fair share of playing time and for Walker Buehler to get an inning of work, possibly later in the game considering his velocity.

This is always a fun time for the Dodgers as it seems that we have a plethora of All-Stars every year! I guess that is what comes about when you are the best team in baseball.

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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