Cody Bellinger got the scoring going for the Los Angeles Dodgers with a big two-run homer in Game 1 of the World Series, but he celebrated a little differently this time.
Cody Bellinger looks to have learned his lesson in post-homer celebration etiquette. The Los Angeles Dodgers star initiated the World Series scoring with a two-run shot to right-center field in the fourth inning of their matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The last time Bellinger sent one deep, he perhaps went a little overboard with his celebration. In true hero fashion, Bellinger absolutely crushed a seventh-inning go-ahead home run in the Dodgers’ Game 7 bout with the Atlanta Braves.
Complete with an epic bat flip, Bellinger crossed home plate where Kiké Hernandez was waiting to celebrate with him. The two exchanged an unnecessarily hard forearm lock that popped Bellinger’s shoulder out of its socket.
Cody Bellinger clearly learned his lesson with his latest celebration
After wrapping and icing the shoulder, Bellinger was ready to go in Game 1 of the World Series. In the scoreless fourth inning, Bellinger homered to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.
He opted for a much safer, shoulder-friendly celebration this time around.
Toe taps for everyone! At the very least, the shoulder injury seems like it won’t be an issue any time soon.