After he became a mainstay and integral component in the lineup, the Los Angeles Dodgers added a Cody Bellinger bobblehead night to their giveaway and promotional calendar last season. It was distributed to fans at Dodger Stadium on Sept. 8, when the Colorado Rockies were in town.
The bobblehead depicted Bellinger as having completed a swing and staring off into the sky, fittingly as if he’d hit a home run. However, in the series opener against the Rockies, the rookie went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Thus, Saturday night provided Bellinger with an opportunity at redemption. But it wouldn’t come easy, as the Dodgers faced Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
Bellinger’s drought on his bobblehead night extended into the eighth inning. He’d gone 0-for-3 with one strikeout against Scherzer.