Cody Bellinger (안전놀이터28, Chicago Cubs), former MVP, who has been sluggish for the past few years, succeeded in taking revenge against the team that released him.
The Chicago Cubs had an away game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time).
On this day, Bellinger played as the Chicago Cubs’ 7th and center fielder and hit Julio Urias with one run over the right fence in the 6th inning, leading 2-1. Patrick Wisdom and back to back home runs.
With this, Bellinger recorded hits in all three consecutive games away from the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the first game on the 15th, he hit 1 double and in the 2nd game on the 16th, he hit a single.
This three-game series was Bellinger’s first visit to Dodger Stadium after being released from the Los Angeles Dodgers. This has garnered a lot of attention even before the series began.
Bellinger won the Rookie of the Year MVP award with the Los Angeles Dodgers and even won the World Series. However, he was released last winter after years of sluggish performance.
Afterwards, Bellinger publicly expressed considerable disappointment, and continued his major league career by signing with the Chicago Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs won 3-2 on the day. In other words, Bellinger’s home run became the final score. The Los Angeles Dodgers lost because they couldn’t block Bellinger’s bat.
Bellinger recorded a season batting average of 0.245, 3 home runs, 10 RBIs, 9 runs, 13 hits, an on-base percentage of 0.317, and an OPS of 0.770 with a home run that day.
On the Chicago Cubs mound, Drew Smiley won the game with 1 run in 5 2/3 innings, Adbert Alzorey, Mark Reiter Jr. and Michael Fulmer got the hold and Brad Boxberger got the save.
On the other hand, Urias, who was hit with home runs by Wisdom and Bellinger in the 6th inning, suffered his first loss (3 wins) of the season after recording 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 2/3 innings.