Bellinger is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
Bellinger is hitting just .195/.259/.429 with 23 strikeouts through 85 plate appearances this month, so he'll head to the bench for a breather after starting 16 straight games. In his place, Enrique Hernandez will start in center field and hit fifth.
Bellinger went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Saturday against the Nationals.
Bellinger was in the starting lineup for both games of the Dodgers' doubleheader Saturday, and his solo home run was the only hit he recorded in nine at-bats. He has slowed drastically from his power pace last season, but has started to heat up with three home runs in his past seven games.
Bellinger went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to Miami.
Six home runs is still well off last year's 39-homer pace, but Bellinger only required one game in between his previous blast and Tuesday's long ball (seven games was previous shortest drought this year). If the he can get his current 10.9 HR/FB ratio even half way to last year's 25.2 percent mark, then his owners will begin to see some of that tremendous power potential, as none of his other metrics are drastically off from last year's marks.
Bellinger went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Reds.
The homers have been few and far between so far for last year's NL Rookie of the Year. He has just five long balls in 148 at-bats and he's also not running hardly at all after swiping 10 bags last season. Bellinger has been missing a lot of fastballs in the zone lately, but his strikeout rate is down slightly from last year and that provides a silver lining to his slow start.
Bellinger went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Tuesday's 8-5 loss to Arizona.
It was Bellinger's eighth double of the season, putting him on pace to surpass the 26 he slapped last year. His power, however, has taken a step in the opposite direction. The phenom blasted 39 homers in 132 games last season, but he has just four through 32 contests in 2018. The main cause has been a combination of a lower fly ball rate (39.4 percent compared to 47.1 percent in 2017) and a drastic drop in HR/FB ratio (9.8 percent compared to 25.2 percent last season). Bellinger's medium and hard contact rates are on par with his breakout season, so the power figures to come around eventually, especially as we enter the warmer months of the campaign.
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