The numbers for the Dodgers recent four-game annihilation of the New York Mets were not pretty. For the series the Dodgers outscored the Mets 36-11. They outhomered the Mets 15-7, setting a franchise record for most home runs hit a in a four-game series.
Speaking of home runs, Cody Bellinger has been breaking records of his own. Since jointing the Dodgers on April 25, Bellinger has gone crazy. His 22 HR have come faster than any other player in MLB history (52 games). Prior to Bellinger, the quickest a player reached 22 HR was when Wally Berger needed 56 games to do so in 1930.
Bellinger and the Dodgers used the Mets as their personal showcase during their four-game destruction. On Monday, Bellinger recorded his FIFTH multi-HR game, reaching that total quicker than any player in MLB history (51 games). On Tuesday he became the 1st rookie in MLB history with 10 HR in a 10-game span. He’s the first player with 10 HR in a 10-game span overall since Troy Tulowitzki in 2010. The only player with more HR in MLB history before the All-Star break that was 21-years or younger, was Eddie Matthews who connected for 27 HR before the All-Star break in 1953.
Most HR Before All-Star Break – 21 Years Old or Younger
- Eddie Matthews 27 1953
- Cody Bellinger 22 2017
- Albert Pujols 21 2001
- Miguel Cabrera 20 2004 >.>Source: Elias Sports Bureau
Bellinger wasn’t the only Dodger who was having fun at the Mets expense. Cory Seager became the younger player in MLB history to record his second 3-HR game in Tuesday Nights 12-0 drubbing of the Mets. Here are a list of his accomplishments that night.
- He became the 4th Dodger with multiple 3-HR games, joining Duke Snider, Shawn Green and Adrián González. He’s the only Dodgers player in franchise history to do that before turning 24.
- At 23 years and 54 days old, is the second-youngest player in major-league history at the time of his second three-homer game. Boog Powell had his second at the age of 22 years and 315 days, in 1964.
- Became the 2nd NL SS with multiple 3-homer games during the live ball era (since 1920). Ernie Banks did it for the Cubs in 1955 and 1957.
Besides the accomplishments of two of the youngest superstars in MLB today, the Dodgers have taken over the National League since Bellinger arrived. Since April 25 – when they were 9-11 – they have gone 39-15 (.722) and sit atop the National League West with the best record in the league.