Bellinger hit a grand slam in the ninth inning on Saturday night, somehow pulling an inside pitch around his eyes.
Cody Bellinger just hit a grand slam off this pitch.... pic.twitter.com/1B5AwTthzr— Daren Willman (@darenw) May 7, 2017
That gave Bellinger three home runs this weekend in San Diego, and five on the season, tied for the team lead. He has played 11 of the Dodgers’ 31 games.
Bellinger has driven in 14 runs, just four off the team lead, and he’s already fifth on the team with 11 runs scored.
The 21-year-old Bellinger is hitting .357/.413/.786, and has reached base by hit or walk in nine of his 11 games. He has six multi-hit games in his last eight games. Bellinger has even hit lefties so far, going 4-for-12 (.333) with a triple, two walks, and two strikeouts so far against southpaws.
Bellinger also stole a base on Saturday. He’s the eighth Dodger in the last 105 seasons with a home run and a steal in the same game within his first 11 career games. He joins an eclectic group of names, including Willie Davis, Matt Kemp and Corey Seager, plus also Mariano Duncan and Jason Repko.
He is the first Dodger with five home runs in his first 11 career games.
Bellinger had two multi-homer games in his first 10 games. He’s just the second Dodger — dating back to at least 1913 — with two such games in his first 70 career games, joining Todd Hollandsworth, who had his second multi-homer game in his 68th career game, in 1996.
Fastest Dodgers to X homers
Through 11 career games, here is where Bellinger ranks in Dodgers franchise history (dating back to at least 1913):
- First with five home runs
- First with 14 RBI (three more than George Shuba, 1948)
- Tied for first with 33 total bases (Yasiel Puig, 2013)
- Tied for first with seven extra-base hits (four others, including Corey Seager in 2015)
- Tied for second with six multi-hit games (Puig had seven, 2013)
- Fifth with 11 runs scored (four tied with 12, including Jackie Robinson)
- Tied for sixth with 15 hits (Gibby Brack had 20, in 1937)*
*Puig had 19 hits in his first 11 games, in 2013, and Seager had 16 hits in his first 11, in 2015.
The fastest Dodger to six home runs was Kemp, who hit homers five and six in his 13th game in 2006. Kemp was also the fastest to seven home runs, doing so in his first 15 games. Puig was the fastest to eight home runs, doing so in his first 27 games in 2013.
Time: 1:40 p.m. PT
TV: SportsNet LA, KTLA