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.