Game 1 of the World Series couldn’t have gone all that much better for the Dodgers. Their long-time ace with a checkered past dominated the AL’s best team. The All-Star LA defense was on display once again. And, perhaps best of all, Mookie Betts stole tacos for all of America.
Still, if you ask Mookie, all of those moments didn’t add up to the biggest shift in momentum on Tuesday. That moment belonged to Cody Bellinger.
“When [Bellinger] hit the homer, it made [Tyler Glasnow] seem human. He was up there pumping his fastball, obviously, at 100. Breaking ball was going, throwing changeups. He had it really rolling, I think Belli just started it off after that we were just able to give us some good at-bats.”
BIG FLY BELLI. pic.twitter.com/rgvts4mCIw
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 21, 2020
A little in-game reaction to enjoy.
They bet Bellinger to HR and saw it cash in person ?
(IG: willschaffer) pic.twitter.com/HrqPLbssYc
— br_betting (@br_betting) October 21, 2020
At that point the game was scoreless with both Glasnow and Clayton Kershaw dealing on the mound. Cody took it upon himself to test that ailing shoulder and get the run support started for Kersh. While the Rays got a run back on a solo homer off Kersh the next inning, the Dodgers took off when they came back up to bat with Mookie pacing the way.
In typical Mookie fashion, he drops a historic game on the field but points to a teammate as the catalyst. You love to see it.
World Series game 2 kicks off tonight at 5:08 PM PT on FOX with Tony Gonsolin getting the ball for LA against 2018 AL Cy Young winner Blake Snell.