Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger may not be known for his defense, but he showed up with his glove in a big way during Sunday’s game against the Nationals, helping his teammate in a big moment.
Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu was working on a no-hitter at the time, in the sixth inning of the game, but it appeared over and done with, when opposing pitcher Stephen Strasburg raked a base hit to right field.
But Bellinger had other plans.
He charged the ball and then uncorked a laser to first base — throwing out Strasburg to record the out, and keep the no-hitter alive.
The Nats ended up breaking up the no-hitter in the eighth, but it was alive for awhile, thanks to Belly.