The Los Angeles Dodgers are off to an incredible start to the shortened 2020 season and set the National League record for most home runs in a month when Cody Bellinger smacked a two-run homer against the Texas Rangers on Sunday.
Belliners blast gave the Dodgers 57 home runs for the month of August, and also helped the Dodgers pick up the 7-2 victory over Texas.
The 57 bombs topped the Atlanta Braves mark of 56 that was set in June of 2019. With the Dodgers off on Monday, the final day of the month, the new mark will sit at 57.
“It’s still a record,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said (h/t ESPN). “It’s just a byproduct of swinging at good pitches. I don’t know how well the ball is carrying compared to the last couple of years, but it’s amazing to see the talent that we have in our lineup.”
Not only does Los Angeles own the record, they also own the best record in the majors at 26-10 and have not lost any of their 12 series to start the season. The 1990 Cincinnati Reds have the record after not losing any of their first 17 series of the 1990 season, so the Dodgers may be closing in on yet another record.