Cody Bellinger of the Chicago Cubs, who stepped on the ground of Dodger Stadium in an enthusiastic welcome, rang his team.
Bellinger started as the 7th hitter and center fielder in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA on the 17th (Korean time), and recorded 1 hit, 1 RBI, and 2 runs in 4 at-bats including a home run.
Bellinger, who had made hits against the Dodgers in the previous two games, hit the crucial one when the team needed it.
In the top of the 6th inning when the team was leading 2-1, Dodgers starter Julio Urias with the second librarian pulled a 2-pitch fastball and fired a superior solo shot. It was his first home run four days after the game against Seattle on the 13th.
He drew an arch at Dodger Stadium six months after the game against Colorado on October 6 last year. According to ‘Statcast’, a major league statistical analysis system, his batting speed reached 108.1 miles per hour (about 174 km). 스포츠토토
Bellinger, who wore the Dodgers uniform with the overall pick of 124 in the 4th round of the 2013 rookie draft, debuted in the big leagues in 2017 and left a strong impression by hitting 39 homers from his first season. He finished third in the National League home run category with his 47 home runs in 2019 and was even named the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Bellinger, who did that, went downhill from the following year. In 2021, he suffered from injuries and sluggishness, and had a batting average of 0.165, 10 homers, 36 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.542. After failing to rebound last season, he was eventually released from the club after the season.
Bellinger, who found his destination, signed a contract with the Cubs for a total of 17.5 million dollars (20 billion won) for one year and started the season with a new team. His performance this season was 13 hits in 53 at-bats, a batting average of 0.245, 3 home runs, 10 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.770. Fans who visited Dodger Stadium on the 15th, when the first game of the series was held, applauded him and Bellinger responded with a greeting.
However, the world of competition was cold. Bellinger put a dagger in his 3-game hitting streak and even a home run. The Cubs also won 2 out of 3 games and won the winning series.