Give the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger a few more weeks, though, and he very well might be close to catching up. Bellinger hit two home runs tonight to make a total of 17 since he was called up to the big leagues on April 25— more than anyone else has hit in that time frame. This was Bellinger’s fourth multi-dinger game, making him the first rookie ever to achieve that feat in his first 50 games. (He did it in 45.) Potentially even more impressive there? One of tonight’s home runs came off of Andrew Miller, the first that the strikeout-machine reliever has allowed in more than 30 innings this season.
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Due to a wide range of media coverage and large scale steroid scandals fans and experts have continued to bring the games integrity into question. Major League Baseball is a game of statistics. The entirety of a player's career is based upon the consistency and credibility of the numbers and accolades acquired during the period in which they played. "Their real impact has been at the margins: There are certainly some scrubs who wouldn't be in the majors without the juice, and we have ample evidence that at the other end of the scale, drugs can take Hall of Famers and all-time greats and help them perform at historically unprecedented levels" (La-Times). When it comes to this topic generally there are two trains of thought. Many do not see the harm with this type of substance use because it makes the game more exciting and allows athletes to reach untested potentials. On the other side of the argument many fans and experts believe the game has lost its purity because of this drug use. More recently an issue has arose with high-caliber players who have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs are not being voted for on a hall of fame ballot. This fact has brought many to question the game's integrity. No matter the statistics and achievements produced by the certain player prior to drug use, a positive test for steroids has shown to discredit the athletes integrity and career entirely.