It was bound to happen sooner or later: Cody Bellinger has tied the Dodgers’ rookie home run record!
In the first game of a doubleheader versus the Padres, Bellinger hit his 35th home run of the year.
He currently holds the title alongside Mike Piazza; however, that won’t be for very long. Piazza played a total of 149 games in his rookie season, whereas Bellinger has just 105 under his belt.
With just about a month left of the regular season, it is only a matter of time before home run number 36 comes for Cody. With 385 at-bats this year, Bellinger is averaging a home run every 11 at-bats or so. How ridiculous is that?
The title for the most home runs ever hit by a Dodger in a single season belongs to Shawn Green with 49 back in 2001. Bellinger would need to have a monster month of September in order to reach that this year; however, it seems very achievable for 2018? Especially when you consider the amount of games that Cody missed out on before being called up and while being placed on the disabled list.
Congratulations to Cody Bellinger for cementing his name in the record books yet again!
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