Every time the Dodgers travel to Denver, we wonder how the Dodgers will outhit the Rockies at the mile-high stadium. But this time, the Rockies have to be wondering whether they can keep up with the Dodgers’ three home run per game pace.
On April 24, 2017, the Dodgers W/L record was 9-11. Cody “Bombay” Bellinger made his MLB debut on April 25, 2017. The Dodgers W/L since then has been 38-15 (a 72% winning percentage). So I ask you, is that a coincidence or is it…Bombay?
Just some fun facts about Cody “Bombay” Bellinger. His father, Clay Bellinger, hit .193 in the major leagues with 12 home runs. Clay played for the Yankees from 1999 through 2001 and for the Angels in 2002. Clay was a utility player who fielded every position except catcher and pitcher.
Cody’s younger brother, Cole, is a pitcher in high school. Cole recently led Hamilton High School (Chandler, Arizona) to their second straight Arizona high school baseball state championship. Cole is committed to Grand Canyon University. The San Diego Padres picked Cole Bellinger as their 15th round draft pick this morning in the 2017 MLB Draft.
When Cody was a young boy (age 4?) he would cry when Clay failed to pitch batting practice to him following a minor league game. Seems as if he is self motivated.
Cody currently enjoys reverse splits, which should motivate the FAZ front office to keep him in the lineup every day. His splits (BA/OBP/SLG/OPS):
against RHP: .248/.331/.592/.923 with 12 dingers in 142 plate appearances
against LHP: .300/.349/.750/1.099 with 5 dingers in 43 plate appearances
Before Cody was called up, the Dodgers were 9-11. Cody has now played in 45 games for the Dodgers. During these games, the Dodgers record is 31-14. Cody has hit 16 home runs during those 31 wins with the Dodgers. He has hit just one home run during their 14 losses in which he played.
Looking forward to Justin Turner coming back from the disabled list to lead the Dodgers offense in crushing the Reds!
There is a fourth game in this series against the Cardinals and it’s a day game. Start time is 10:45 am PDT/11:45 am MDT/12:45 pm CDT/1:45 pm EDT. Brandon McCarthy goes up against Adam Wainwright.
Let’s start another winning streak!