This has been a rookie season unlike almost any other in Dodgers history for Cody Bellinger, and on Saturday night he added another chapter to the storybook year. Bellinger hit for the cycle against the Marlins in Miami.
|Tom Burns||vs. Pit||8/1/1890|
|James Johnston||at Bos||5/25/1922|
|Babe Herman||vs. Cin||5/18/1931|
|Babe Herman||at Pit||7/24/1931|
|Dixie Walker||vs. NYG||9/2/1944|
|Jackie Robinson||at StL||8/29/1948|
|Gil Hodges||at Pit||6/25/1949|
|Wes Parker||at NYM||5/7/1970|
|Orlando Hudson||vs. Ari||4/13/2009|
|Cody Bellinger||at Mia||7/15/2017|
Bellinger is just the third Los Angeles Dodger ever to hit for the cycle, joining Wes Parker (1970) and Orlando Hudson (2009). It is the 10th cycle in franchise history, including Brooklyn.
Bellinger is the first Dodgers rookie to do so.
He singled in the first inning then homered in the third against Marlins starter Jose Urena. Bellinger doubled off the right field wall in the fourth, then challenged Giancarlo Stanton again in the seventh, this time with a line drive that went over Stanton’s glove and into the gap in right center field, giving Bellinger his second triple of the season and allowing him to join another page of the Dodgers record book.
The home run for Bellinger was his 26th of the season, pulling him into a tie for the National League lead with Stanton and Joey Votto. It is also tied for the second-most home runs by a Dodgers rookie, trailing only Mike Piazza, who hit 35 home runs in 1993. Bellinger’s teammates Joc Pederson and Corey Seager also hit 26 home runs in 2015 and 2016, respectively.
Saturday is also Bellinger’s first four-hit game.