We get it – Cody Bellinger is getting a ton of run time – all while seemingly having the greatest month of baseball ever known. Everyone is talking about Bellinger – and after setting a few more records – Dodgers’ manager Dave Roberts has joined in.
Therefore, when Bellinger set another record on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates; Roberts answered the bell with a great quote.
"Right now, Cody has different clubs.”
His driver helped him tie the MLB record for HRs before May, and his iron helped him set the the team record for hits before May in Sunday's sweep. https://t.co/4wsBtjdBhf
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) April 29, 2019
Furthermore, the last time Roberts talked about golf clubs was when the Dodgers were on a long losing streak. This is a lot better occasion to bring out the driver, Dave.
“Whether it’s a lefty or it’s a righty, there’s a time to get big and try to go for the big homer and really drive the baseball, and there’s also a time to use another club,” Roberts said. “Right now, Cody has different clubs.”
If you have been watching, you have seen what Bellinger’s manager is referencing. While everyone loves seeing the tape-measure home runs – Bellinger has shown the ability to shorten his swing against a tough left-handed reliever and win the at-bat. On Sunday, Bellinger punched a hit through the right side against Francisco Liriano. Then on Monday night, Bellinger did the same thing against Tony Watson of the Giants.
It’s all part of a multi-faceted approach that has Bellinger on an MVP and record-setting pace.
As for Bellinger, he’s simply staying even-keel and taking what the pitcher gives him. It’s refreshing to hear him calmly talk about the success he’s having.
“I don’t feel any pressure,” Bellinger said. “We’ve got a lineup that’s really good. If I’m not going to get it done, then someone else will. Just trying to stay within myself every day.”
Truly, if Bellinger continues this approach and attitude towards each day; there’s no reason to think we aren’t looking at a .300 hitter. Equally important, he should have some accolades to add to his resumé at the end of year.
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