Farm Fresh: Bellinger’s power takes off in Triple-A


By Josh Gurnick 

Since his end-of-season promotion to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Cody Bellinger has been hitting home runs faster than we can chronicle them.

While we were recapping his performance over the weekend, Bellinger today hit this third home run in less than 24 hours for OKC, which is playing its regular-season finale against Omaha.

After collecting a single and a walk in his first Triple-A game Saturday, Bellinger made his first start Sunday. The 21-year-old, who hit 23 home runs with Double-A Tulsa, smacked two homers in the Dodgers’ 8-1 victory over Omaha. He finished the game going 3 for 5 with three RBI and scored three runs.

Some other highlights  …

  • O’Koyea Dickson continued his hot hitting, with two three-hit performances over the weekend. Dickson went 3 for 5 with two RBI on Friday and 3 for 5 with a homer and four RBI on Sunday.
  • Right-handed pitcher Chase De Jong made his first start for OKC, going 5 1/3 innings and allowing one run on six hits while striking out eight. De Jong went 14-5 with a 2.86 ERA in 25 starts with Double-A Tulsa, posting a 1.02 WHIP and limiting batters to a .207 average.
  • Single-A Great Lakes clinched a playoff spot Sunday with a dramatic 1-0 walkoff victory over West Michigan. Left-handed pitcher Caleb Ferguson tossed six scoreless and reliever Jose Santos went three scoreless innings to complete a five-hit shutout. Catcher Jake Henson singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

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