Your Cody Bellinger Update: .409

The Dodgers came out flat on Saturday in Cincinnati, losing 4-0 to Tyler Mahle (a pitcher who had not won since last summer).

However, Cody Bellinger had two hits. The second was a nice single off of Amir Garrett – a lefty reliever who doesn’t yield anything to opposing lefties. Garrett mowed down Max Muncy and Corey Seager like it was nothing.

Bellinger is at .409 on the season. His hits each night have become the fodder of highlight shows on MLB Network and ESPN. It’s been a long time since a guy entered May 19th in a season hitting over .400, and he’s slashing .409/.487/.786 on the year.

Surely there are other players doing insane things this season. But the George Springer’s, the Christian Yelich’s, and even the Mike Trout’s of the world are not doing what Bellinger is right now (4.5 bWAR at this time). We will keep updating as long as that average stays a few ticks over the .400 mark.

Here’s a cool read about Tony Gwynn’s insane pursuit of it back in 1994.