You knew it was only a matter of time before Mookie Betts started to swing the bat well. The Dodgers outfielder struggled big time to start the year, striking out often and posting a .230 batting average in his first month of games.
But May has been an entirely different story for Mookie. Three more hits on Saturday night in a win boosted his batting average for the month to .316 with 17 runs driven in. Not only is he hitting the ball, but he’s back to hitting for power as well, posting a 1.014 OPS for the month.
And it’s just what the Dodgers needed from him. When Mookie can get things going at the top of the lineup in a daily basis, good things are bound to happen with the names behind him.
“He was great. I mean gosh, that’s why he’s one of the best players in baseball. What he did in the box, what he did in right field – he’s just playing elite baseball right now And we need every bit of it. It’s one of those things where as he goes we go. But it’s really fun to watch.”
Mookie is a big part of the reason the Dodgers are currently on a 7-game winning streak. He has collected a whopping 11 hits over that streak, including 3 homeruns and 5 doubles.
Uo next, the Dodgers will take on the Phillies again on Sunday looking for the series sweep. To do that, Tony Gonsolin will have to try to out duel Zach Eflin. Gonsolin is coming off of a built-in extra day of rest this week.