LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers can’t lose for winning.On Sunday they fell behind 5-0, largely thanks to Brandon McCarthy’s three wild pitches.They were playing their second baseman (Logan Forsythe) at first, their first baseman (Cody Bellinger) in right, their super-utility man (Kiké Hernandez) at shortstop, their backup catcher (Austin Barnes) at second and a pedigreed shortstop (Chris Taylor) in left.The day droned on, quiet and hot, and then you started seeing things. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The strike zone somehow contracted in the heat. Five Dodgers scored on wild pitches, which hasn’t happened since “baseball” was two words.Kenley Jansen, the closer, stroked a double to the wall and drove in a run. If he’d done that more often as a minor league catcher, he wouldn’t be pitching today. But he also gave up his first walk, four days into the official summer.The Dodgers won, 12-6. They did have one constant, although he only showed up on April 25.Bellinger hit home run No. 23, beat out a fairly routine ground ball to shortstop, sprinted and made a barrel-roll catch in right field, and then fired his 24th home run into the right-field pavilion like American Sniper.The personal history is getting longer with Bellinger and yet the words are drying up. “He is not of this earth!” yells play-by-play man Charley Steiner. If Bellinger had only half as many homers he would still be a sensation. Bellinger says the ball “is looking real big” right now, at least until he hits it, and he said he’s enjoying the “cat and mouse” game with the pitchers. They are not. Tom has eaten a whole nest of Jerrys by now.The second home run prompted Bellinger’s first curtain call.“I don’t know what took so long,” McCarthy said. “He should be three or four curtain calls deep by now.”Yet with all these leisurely trots around the bases, it was revelatory to see Bellinger digging to beat a throw by shortstop Pat Valaika, who kicked everything into gear a little too late. Plus, Bellinger hasn’t played much right field.“I’d played more right than left in Double-A, I think,” he said. “On the catch, it was a weird one. I thought it was more toward center and I started running hard, and then it started tailing toward me and I thought, ‘This is mine,’ and I got a glove on it.”That catch came with two out in the seventh, off Valaika’s bat, and it happened with L.A. down 6-4 and with Rockies on first and second.Hold-the-fort plays like that are easily forgotten, as was the one by Barnes in the second inning. Colorado had scored three times, and Charlie Blackmon, author of 56 RBI from the leadoff spot, shot a hard grounder toward right field with a man on. Barnes scooted and picked it and threw out Blackmon.“Things like that are game-changers,” said Manager Dave Roberts. “But we’re going to keep grinding it out. We have been making guys continue to make pitches. What we’re doing to pitching staffs … there’s a relentless kind of approach to what we’re doing.”Translated, the Dodgers have stepped on home plate 76 times in the past nine games, and have homered in each of their previous 17.And there was serendipity, too. Colorado’s Adam Ottavino was walking off the mound with strike three in his pocket, in the seventh inning, when home umpire Mark Carlson refused to move his right arm. Rockies manager Bud Black did throw up his hands, but Barnes walked, and then came two wild pitches and three Dodgers runs, the last two scoring because catcher Tony Wolters couldn’t locate the ball.If Barnes strikes out, Colorado carries a 6-4 lead into the eighth. Instead the Dodgers led, 7-6, and Bellinger keyed a five-run eighth.No one in all of baseball’s pages has gotten to 22, 23 and 24 home runs quicker than Bellinger. No rookie has hit 24 home runs before the All-Star break since 1933, the first year of the All-Star Game. No rookie except Mark McGwire has had more than six multi-homer games in a season, and McGwire had seven, and Bellinger and the Dodgers have 85 games left.“He’s unconscious right now,” McCarthy said. “It’s great that he can ride this as long as he can.”But with numbers that defy perspective, what keeps a 21-year-old from becoming a Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade inflatable and floating into neverland?“I’m going to come in tomorrow like this didn’t happen,” Bellinger said.Then he paid homage to a clubhouse fixture since 1969, a man who has seen Rookies of the Year stay and go and prosper and fail.“Manny Mota always comes in,” Bellinger said. “He always reminds me that I already got paid for yesterday.”Somehow the days are running together like weird visions in a formidable sun. But no mirage lasts this long.