Cody Bellinger is the youngest hitter to homer in an LCS since Miguel Cabrera in 2003
Every October, teams rely on flashy youngsters to become postseason heroes. The Dodgers have enjoyed seeing phenom Cody Bellinger blossom into a prodigious power hitter at just 22 years of age -- and it's been a sight to see all season long.
In the third inning of Game 4 of the National League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Wednesday, Bellinger teed off on a Jake Arrieta pitch, banging it off the scoreboard in right field for a solo homer. It was his second of this postseason.
As a result of his blast, Bellinger (22 years, 97 days old) became the youngest player to hit a homer in a Championship Series game since a fresh-faced Miguel Cabrera (then 20 years, 172 days old) did so for the Marlins in Game 7 of the 2003 NLCS ... which also occurred at Wrigley Field. It looked like this:
The kids are all right, as they say.
The Cubs held on for a 3-2 win, extending this series to at least a Game 5.
Speaking of: Tune in to Game 5 of the NLCS presented by Camping World on Thursday, 8 p.m. ET on TBS.