‘MVP → 3 years of sluggishness → release’ Bellinger puts a dagger against his former team, the Dodgers

Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), who was released from the Los Angeles Dodgers, hit a home run against the Dodgers.

In the 2023 Major League Baseball match against the Los Angeles Dodgers held on the 17th (Korean time) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, Bellinger started as the 7th hitter in center field and scored 1 hit in 4 at-bats (1 home run), 1 RBI and 2 runs. .

Bellinger was selected by the Dodgers with the 124th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2013 draft. After that, he first stepped on the major league stage with the Dodgers in the 2017 season. Bellinger recorded 128 hits, 39 homers, 97 RBIs, 87 runs, and a batting average of 0.267 OPS of 0.933 in the 2017 season.

Bellinger had one of his best seasons in 2019. He recorded 170 hits, 47 home runs, 115 hits, 121 runs, a batting average of 0.305 OPS and 1.035, surpassing Christian Yelich and winning the National League MVP in the third year of entering the major leagues.토토사이트

However, after that, Bellinger’s skills plummeted. He had a batting average of 0.239 OPS 0.788 in the 2020 season, a batting average of 0.165 OPS 0.542 in the 2021 season, and a batting average of 0.210 OPS 0.654 in the 2022 season. In the end, the Dodgers chose to release Bellinger after three consecutive years of poor performance. Afterwards, Bellinger signed a one-year, $17.5 million contract with the Cubs.

Bellinger played his first game against the Dodgers on the 15th wearing a Cubs uniform. He went 4-for-4 with 1 hit, 1 walk and 1 run. In the following game on the 16th, he also played an active role with 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 1 walk and 1 stolen base. And on the 17th, he hit his third home run of the season against the Dodgers.

Bellinger hit Julio Urias’s 94.2 mph (approximately 151 km/h) four-seam fastball and passed it over the right fence in the top of the 6th inning with a 2-1 lead, with no runners out. After he hit, he immediately hunched a home run and even flipped the bat.

Afterwards, the Dodgers chased with Mookie Betts’ one RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the game ended with the Cubs winning 3-2 without scoring an extra run.