LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger will soon have a Rockwell watch for both wrists. He was named the National League Player of the Week for a second time on Monday, after helping the Dodgers to seven wins in seven games for the week of June 19-25.
Bellinger hit five home runs and drove in 12 for the Dodgers last week, including a pair of multi-homer games. Bellinger already has the Dodgers rookie record with six multi-homer games, and is one off the major league record of seven, set by Mark McGwire in 1987.
Despite spending the first 20 games of the season in Triple-A Oklahoma City, Bellinger leads the National League with 24 home runs, and has driven in 55 runs in 57 games. He has reached 24 career home runs faster than any other player in major league history.
Last week, Bellinger hit .370 (10-for-27) with five home runs, 12 RBI, three doubles, and seven runs scored. Bellinger also won the Player of the Week award for the week of May 1-7 as well.
The Dodgers seemingly had a number of candidates for Player of the Week, but the only other player mentioned as a noteworthy performance by MLB was Justin Turner, who hit .455 (10-for-22) with two home runs, two doubles, six walks, six RBI and nine runs scored.