Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Cody Bellinger is slumping and slumping in a big way in the postseason.
With the Dodgers trailing 4-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers in Game 3 of the NLCS, Bellinger came to the plate with two on and nobody out against struggling Milwaukee closer Jeremy Jeffress. But Bellinger bailed Jeffress out, swinging at the first pitch and flying out to center.
He did unleash a rather impressive bat toss, though.
Cody Bellinger, Bat Throwing Mechanics.
— Pitcher List (@PitcherList) October 16, 2018
That caught the eye of the people on Twitter.
Bellinger pops up to short and does a very impressive two-handed Gronk spike with his bat on the jog to first. #Dodgers
— David Lennon (@DPLennon) October 16, 2018
80-grade bat slam by Cody Bellinger.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) October 16, 2018
7/10 bat throw from Bellinger there. Bat landed a little crooked on the ground but other than that, the two handed toss earned some good style points
— Ryan Thies (@ryanthies) October 16, 2018
Not sure Bellinger really understands the bat flip concept
— BatFlip Crazy (@batflipcrazy) October 16, 2018
Cody Bellinger's going to throw a bat or a helmet through the Earth's crust one day. He's like Gregg Jefferies without the swearing.
— Michael Baumann (@MichaelBaumann) October 16, 2018
Nice bat slam by #Dodgers Bellinger. Very classy.
— Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) October 16, 2018
Bellinger with the reverse Harper HR Derby two-handed bat toss.
— Ryan Boyer (@RyanPBoyer) October 16, 2018
Bellinger throwing that bat was very me in middle school at lunch finding out my mom packed a sandwich I didn't want
— Cronk is good. (@cdgoldstein) October 16, 2018
The runners ended up stranded and the Dodgers lost 4-0. Bellinger is going to need to start getting noticed for more than his bat toss.