He won the National League Rookie of the Year Award in 2017 and was crowned NL MVP in 2019, but in every other season, Bellinger has struggled to replicate that success.
In fact, in 2021, a season in which he hit just .165, he only had eight games where he racked up multiple hits.
But things seem to be clicking again for the former MVP.
The Dodgers rolled to a 10-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday afternoon, with Bellinger going 2-for-4 with two home runs, while also having his seventh multi-hit game of the season thus far.
LA #Dodgers OF Cody Bellinger had only eight multiple-hit games all of last season.
He has seven multi-hit games in the Dodgers’ first 15 games, going 2-for-4 with two homers today in Dodgers’ 10-2 victory over the #Padres.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 25, 2022
Belli Is Back
This is a good sign for the Dodgers, who despite their dominance over the past several years, have been missing that from Bellinger.
But the Bellinger of old appears to be back in full force.
The 26-year-old is rolling to start 2022, hitting .273 with four homers and eight RBIs.
The Dodgers also hold the second-best record in all of baseball, leading the NL West division by a half-game over the San Francisco Giants with an 11-4 record.
Bellinger has been a major key to Los Angeles’ early success and will continue to be down the road if he stays hot.
He is back to his old self and is raking for this Dodgers team that already has its sights set on winning another World Series.
They’ll need Bellinger to keep this up if they are to take a shot at winning a title again.
When he’s right, he has the potential to be one of the best players in all of baseball, and we’ll see if he can keep his bat going.