The ​Los Angeles Dodgers are thriving early in the 2019 season, and a large part of it is due to the explosive bat of​ Cody Bellinger.


​During Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals, Bellinger went 3-for-3 with one walk and two runs scored. As a result of his latest performance, Bellinger's batting average has increased to a staggering .407, all the way into mid-May.


Bellinger is now the first Dodger to have a .400 batting average through 173 at-bats since Jackie Robinson accomplished the feat back in 1951.

How can Bellinger not be giddy over the fact he stands alongside the legendary Robinson in the history books?


Bellinger is on absolute fire in the early goings of the season, as he leads the league in batting average by a wide margin. The first baseman and outfielder leads the majors in RBI (38), on-base percentage (.486), and slugging (.722).

While Bellinger is the early favorite for this year's NL MVP award, he has some stiff competition in Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers. The one edge that Yelich does carry is his MLB-leading 16 home runs, as opposed to Bellinger's 14.


Even if you're not a Dodgers fan, you can't help but sit back and enjoy watching Cody Bellinger make some history.