Cody Bellinger, who was abandoned by the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been resurrected wearing a Chicago Cubs uniform. Coincidentally, ahead of Ryu Hyun-jin’s (Toronto Blue Jays) starting appearance, he properly raised his sense of hitting.
Bellinger started as a 4th first baseman in an away game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (Korean time) and scored 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, 2 runs, and the team’s 5- 4 led to victory.
In the first at-bat in the first inning, Bellinger, who was relieved by a left fielder foul fly, hit a timely hit to tie the score with 1 RBI from 1st and 2nd base unscathed in the 4th inning when the score was trailing 0-1. After harassing Toronto starter Chris Bassett with four consecutive fouls in 1B-1S, he hit the slider on the seventh pitch and succeeded in hitting two consecutive games. Later, he homered on Dansby Swanson’s come-from-behind three-run home run. 꽁머니사이트
Bellinger only hit a fly ball to center fielder in the 6th inning, leading 4-3, but started hitting again in the last at-bat. He appeared as the lead in the ninth inning, 4-4, and hit Jordan Hicks’ 96.7 mile (155 km) four-seam fastball on the second pitch, leading to a double hit. 2 consecutive multi-hits. Afterwards, Christopher Morell’s 1 RBI final double hit home and became the protagonist of the final score.
With two more hits, Bellinger raised his season batting average from .329 to 3.31. 4th in National League batting average behind Luis Araez (3.65, Miami Marlins), Freddie Freeman (3.42, Los Angeles Dodgers), and Ronald Acuna Jr. (3.36, Atlanta Braves) kept above
Both the Cubs manager and the enemy manager, Toronto manager, all cited Bellinger as the best player in the game. Cubs coach David Ross said, “Bellinger became our team’s MVP. The double in the ninth inning was amazing,” he praised, and Toronto coach John Schneider said, “I think Bellinger is the best hitter in the major leagues in the past two months.”
Bellinger, who appeared like a comet wearing a Dodgers uniform in 2017, won the National League All-Star and Rookie of the Year title with a batting average of 2.67, 39 homers and 97 RBIs in 132 games. Two years later, following the momentum, he won the MVP, All-Star, Gold Glove, and Silver Slugger titles, showing off his firepower with a batting average of 3.5, 47 homers, 115 RBIs and an OPS of 1.035 in 156 games.
But his performance was the last. Starting with the slump in the 2020 season with a batting average of 2.39 li and 3 seasons until last year, he suffered a long-term slump with a career batting average of 2.3 li and 41 home runs OPS .648, and quickly fell into an ordinary hitter. To make matters worse, he had frequent rehabilitation due to left shin, hamstring, and rib injuries, and eventually was released as a non-tender by the Dodgers after the 2022 season.
Bellinger made a spectacular comeback in a Cubs uniform. He struggled to adapt to the new nest with a monthly batting average of 2.26 in May alone, but after hitting 2.5 in June, he hit .400 in July. raised Bellinger’s season record was .941 OPS with 18 home runs, 59 RBIs and 17 stolen bases in 86 games. His batting average is significantly higher than the 2019 season, which is considered the best season.
Coincidentally, on the 14th, a confrontation between Ryu Hyun-jin and Bellinger from the Dodgers took place. Ryu Hyun-jin is scheduled to make his third start after returning from injury in the home game against the Cubs on the 14th. It remains to be seen if he can block Bellinger, the No. 1 target to be alerted, and report his first win of the season.