Dodgers' rookie Cody Bellinger becomes fastest to 21 HR-mark

Paola Ditto
Giugno 20, 2017

New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is not in Monday's lineup.

Justin Turner, who also drove in four runs and tied a career high with four hits, and Chris Taylor added home runs for the Dodgers (45-26), who have won four in a row and 10 of their past 11.

The right-hander's ERA has risen from 3.45 to 5.29 in two outings.

"It's unbelievable", Mets manager Terry Collins said.

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler throws against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 19, 2017, in Los Angeles.

From Rotoworld: Wheeler was destroyed in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs, allowing eight runs on six hits in only 1 2/3 innings.

It's a tough task for a rookie hitter to face Clayton Kershaw, but they say that if you want to play in the big leagues then you've got to play against the best, and Kershaw happens to be the second-best in all of baseball and the best in the National League with a 2.23 ERA. "But for me, like I've said before, I'm going to come in tomorrow and do my same routine and try to have good at-bats".

Reyes' second home run, a two-run shot into the left-field pavilion, ended Kershaw's night with one out in the seventh inning.

As Wheeler has endured back-to-back disastrous outings, the Mets now have to evaluate whether this a rough stretch of if Wheeler has hit a wall in his first season back.

That set career-highs for home runs allowed in a game and a season for Kershaw, who has allowed 17 in 15 starts this season (one more than he gave up over 33 starts in 2012).

Bellinger isn't the only Dodger putting up startling home run numbers this season - so is the team's ace, Clayton Kershaw. Red Sox outfielder Wally Berger also had 20 home runs in 51 games as a rookie in 1930.

Kershaw has allowed more than one home run in four of his starts this season, matching the number of multi-homer games he had in 81 starts over the previous three seasons.

Mets: LF Yoenis Cespedes was back in the lineup after getting his first full day off Sunday since coming off the disabled list. CF Juan Lagares had surgery in NY to fix a fracture in his left thumb. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said the team remains hopeful Gonzalez will return before the All-Star break. Turner pulled a 3-0 fastball into the bleachers in left field for a two-run homer, and Bellinger hit a low and inside slider into the right-field seats for a 7-0 advantage. On the road this season, Gsellman is 4-1 with a 4.32 ERA.

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