Cody Bellinger places greatest foot ahead in pain-free HR celebration
Cody Bellinger’s days of locking arms with a teammate to have fun a house run are possible over.
When Bellinger homered within the fourth inning of Sport 1 within the Dodgers-Rays World Sequence Tuesday evening at Globe Life Discipline, he used a toe-tap with teammates. On Sunday, in Sport 7 of the NLCS in opposition to the Braves, the Dodgers’ heart fielder suffered a dislocated proper shoulder celebrating homer with Kiké Hernandez.
“I’ll proceed to do this,’’ Bellinger mentioned of the toe-tap. “Possibly my entire profession, who is aware of. I mentioned I’m not touching anyone’s arm, going straight to the foot. It was fairly humorous.’’
Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned he didn’t plan to talk to his hitters previous to Tuesday evening’s 8-3 win World Sequence Sport 1 to remind them to curb their enthusiasm throughout dwelling run celebrations.
“I want I had that discuss earlier than he did that forearm bump with Kiké, however I believe after seeing that I believe it’s fairly properly famous,’’ Roberts mentioned previous to Sport 1.
The left-handed hitting Bellinger remained in Sunday’s sport although he instructed proper fielder Mookie Betts his shoulder, which has been dislocated earlier than, had popped out of joint.
He examined his shoulder within the seventh inning Tuesday evening when he crashed into the fence chasing Joey Wendle’s double that glanced off his glove earlier than he hit the wall because the Rays scored twice and lower the Dodgers’ result in 8-3. He made a sensational catch on the wall within the ninth.
“[Monday] he got here in for therapy, was a bit bit sore, felt higher than he thought he would,’’ Roberts mentioned. “[Tuesday] he’s in there. He could have it taped up and there may be a brace. Mentioned he felt good so he is able to go.’’
Except Rays heart discipline Kevin Kiermaier instructed Kevin Money his hand wouldn’t permit him to play in Sport 1 the Rays’ supervisor wasn’t going to look Globe Life Discipline in search of him.
“He regarded positive, so positive I haven’t heard a phrase about it,’’ Money mentioned of Kiermaier’s exercise on Monday. “So I’m not going to ask him, that’s for certain. We’d like him on the market and he desires to be on the market actually badly similar to he did in Sport 7. I believe with the off days and therapy he’s in a great spot.’’
Kiermaier homered off Clayton Kershaw within the fifth and had an RBI single within the seventh.
Kiermaier was hit by a pitch on the left hand in Sport 3 of the ALCS in opposition to the Astros, was faraway from the sport and wasn’t within the beginning lineup for the rest of that collection.
Hunter Renfroe was 3-for-22 (.136) in opposition to Kershaw, the Dodger’s Sport 1 starter however Kevin Money began him regardless of the poor numbers and batted him fourth.
“Everyone knows it didn’t go the best way we wish however he has picked us up with some huge hits, actually did it in opposition to Toronto. He’s a man if he can get some barrel to it he can do some harm,’’ Money mentioned of Renfroe, who got here to the plate within the first inning with two runners on and one out and struck out. He went 0-for-2 earlier than being changed by Austin Meadows.
The Rays are beginning Blake Snell in Sport 2 on Wednesday and Roberts tabbed right-hander Tony Gonsolin after the Sport 1 victory.
One of many names that was thought-about was lefty Julio Urias who blanked the Braves within the last three innings of Sport 7 within the NLCS on Sunday.
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