The Dodgers played almost a six-hour ballgame last night on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, edging out the Boston Red Sox 7-4 in an ugly win.
On Monday night, Cody Bellinger and the Dodgers ambushed the Phillies at Citizen’s Bank Ballpark. This all came after the Dodgers rolled into town past 4 AM.
Philadelphia jumped out to a little 1-0 lead on a home run by Scott Kingery. Then, the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw settled in and went to work.
Finally, Cody Bellinger had a big game in the box score. It seems like it’s been weeks since Bellinger did more than hit just a homer or two in a game. While that may sound silly – his average has been dipping a bit. Bellinger collected four hits on the night to get his average back to .341 on the season and truly re-enter the chase for the batting title.
Equally important, Bellinger took the lead back in the home run race from Christian Yelich by hitting a long pop up out, and then a moonshot.
Home Run 32:
Home Run 33:
The Dodgers did a lot more then this of course. The Phillies ended the game with Roman Quinn pitching. Alex Verdugo and Max Muncy also went yard. Again, the Dodgers are looking like they’re simply getting ready for October.
And in the meantime, Bellinger continues to cement himself as the NL’s most valuable player. His bWAR should increase quite a bit from this performance.