SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants destroyed another fantastic April night for Cody Bellinger on Monday when Evan Longoria's three-round double at the bottom of the seventh inning gave a 3-2 comeback victory over Dodgers at Oracle Park.
Bellinger threw a runner out on the third base from the right field and
SAN FRANCISCO – The Giants destroyed another fantastic April evening for
Bellinger threw a runner out on the third base from the right field and designated home the first round at a 0-2 pitch off a left-handed for another MLB record. Bellinger has 37 RBI's, mostly by May 1
Kenta Maeda gave Dodgers five plus scoreless innings and Scott Alexander escaped a jam with a scoreless sixth. But Ross Stripling, in his first relief appearance of the year, read the bases with one in the seventh. Dylan Floro knocked out Buster Posey, but hung a shooter at Longoria, doubling in the left corner to clear the bases.
Bellinger went 2-for-3 with a trip and threw Brandon Crawford in the second inning trying to move from first to third on Kevin Pillar's single without outs, with the Bellingsers fastball track of Statcast at 91.7 mph. . The two singles increased Bellingsers MLB record for total bases in March / April to 96, 11 more than Chase Utley's previous record. Bellinger leads the league in everything, just about.
Dodgers scored both rounds in the sixth inning, which started with a single off Tony Watson from Joc Pederson, who entered the game batting .083 against left-handers. Justin Turner appointed, Bellinger singled in a race and Max Muncy doubled in the other.
And just to show that Bellinger is actually human, he struck out in the fourth inning and was doubled by the third base on Enrique Hernandez's shortstop feeding, short cut the sixth inning.
Ken Gurnick has covered dodgers for MLB.com since 2001.