There was a lot to take in: eight home runs on Opening Day, a 13-inning-long game, 18 runs scored and a comeback win - it was hard to choose just one person to highlight. But alas, it has been decided.
The top performer of the Dodgers’ first series of the season is Cody Bellinger.
Bellinger is having a remarkable start and isn’t showing signs of slowing down. In series No. 1 for the Dodgers, Bellinger leads the team in hits, home runs, RBIs and stolen bases. In 20 at bats, he has some impressive stats.
|7 R||10 H||4 HR||8 RBI||1 SB||.500 AVG||.524 OBP||1.100 SLG||1.724 OPS|
Manager Dave Roberts said Bellinger’s success is credited to his preparation.
“Right now with the mechanics and the approach, the mental clarity, the compete - all that stuff he’s doing right now, it doesn’t really matter who’s pitching,” Roberts said. “You just feel when he’s in the box, he’s going to get a hit [or] something good is going to happen.”
We’ll find out if Bellinger can continue his hot streak in the next series against the rival San Francisco Giants.