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Dodgers: Mookie Betts Exits After Being Hit By a Pitch in the 1st Inning

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Things are getting a little bit tense as the Dodgers head to the playoffs. On Saturday evening’s game, fans had to hold their breath when they saw Mookie Betts limping through the dugout. 

Betts was hit by a pitch on his hip in the very first at-bat against the Angels’ Julio Teheran. Betts stayed in the game to run for himself and eventually came in to score. He was later replaced by Enrique Hernandez in right field when they came out on defense. 

While it was likely a precautionary move, Betts did look like he was in pain while walking through the dugout. If he has to miss any sort of time at this point, it would be devastating for the Dodgers and their postseason hopes. They are set to kick off the wildcard series this week. 

More details to come. 

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Written by Brook Smith

Brook is the Senior Editor of Dodgers Nation, with several years of experience in sports journalism. He is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan, and can be spotted fairly often at Dodger Stadium and Staples Center.

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  1. Like I said, anyone can get hurt you have to be ready for anything. All players have to be ready to pick up the other guy.

  2. That was on purpose out of bitterness for having another pathetic season and I’m assuming nothing was done back. If he misses any significant time the Dodgers need to hurt the angels chances next year by hitting trout in our first meeting

    • Most likely Dodgers didn’t see it as on purpose but Roberts need to send a message back, along with our pitchers that this Hbp will not be tolerated. How protecting your players.

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