The Los Angeles Dodgers added another magical moment to their 2019 regular season when Hyun-Jin Ryu hit his first career home run on Sunday.
RYU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP.
That’s a first career homer for @HyunJinRyu99 in the last regular season game at home! pic.twitter.com/QD7Lh2UGlR
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 22, 2019
Ryu was able to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth, and ultimately set the stage for an outburst of offense the rest of the game that saw Los Angeles put six more runs on the board.
The ace, however, may have received an extra bit of luck just from the bat he was using during this plate appearance.
Hyun-Jin Ryu said he homered swinging Cody Bellinger’s bat.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) September 22, 2019
Dodgers beat writer Ken Gurnick asked the most important question of the day.
Cody Bellinger’s bat has been involved in quite a large amount of offense this season as the Dodgers’ outfielder has hit 46 home runs on the season with a .302 batting average. No. 46 came after soon after Ryu’s home run when Bellinger hit a grand slam later in the fifth inning.
The Dodgers would go on to win 7-4 and secure their 100th win of the season. They have just six games left before they start their quest for their first World Series title since 1988.