1. Game-saving catch and walk-off single in 2018 NLCS
2018 is easily the least memorable season for Cody Bellinger. Bellinger was the breakout rookie in 2017 that set records and was the National League MVP who started the season at a historic pace in 2019. In 2018, he enjoyed a sophomore slump in which he was still well above big-league average.
However, when it mattered most, Bellinger delivered. Bellinger has gotten criticism for his postseason production, especially in the 2017 World Series, but his performance in the 2018 NLCS won the Dodgers that series. Without Bellinger, the Dodgers would only have one Pennant in the last three years.
His biggest moment came in a crucial Game 4 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers were trailing the Brewers 2-1 in the series and going down 3-1 would have drastically changed the series, as the Dodgers would have had to take two games in Milwaukee plus one in LA.
The game was as intense as a playoff game could be and Bellinger delivered both defensively and offensively to win the game, similar to his performance against the very same Brewers in the following regular season.
With no outs in the 10th inning, Lorenzo Cain flared a line drive to the right-center gap that would have kickstarted the inning for the Brewers to take the lead. Instead of settling and letting the ball drop for a single, Bellinger laid out, risked the hit becoming at least a double and made a phenomenal slip-and-slide catch.
Were that ball to bleed past Bellinger then it would have been very hard for the Brewers to not score in the inning, taking a 3-1 lead and likely winning the Pennant.
Three innings later, with Manny Machado on second base and a full count, Bellinger laced a ground ball to Yelich in right field, who threw a dart to home plate that Machado narrowly slid around.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the game, and as a precursor to the 2019 season, Bellinger proved that he is not just elite with the bat, but elite in the field.