The Dodgers took another loss to the Padres on Tuesday night in San Diego. Their offense struggled to get going and despite getting runners on base, they could rarely move them over or avoid big outs.
Mookie Betts started the game for the Dodgers in center field and leading off. But just before game time, it was revealed that Betts was battling through some flu-like symptoms and feeling under the weather. He still started the game and played through 5 innings before he couldn’t go any longer.
The Dodgers pulled Mookie in the bottom of the 6th inning and brought in Gavin Lux on defense. Chris Taylor slid into centerfield to take his spot with Lux at short. Roberts said after the game that the illness got the best of him and they felt it was better to take precaution.
But the good news is that Roberts is expecting him back in the lineup on Wednesday night. The Dodgers will have to wait and see how Betts feels when he comes in today, but the hope is that he will be ready to go.
Betts went 0-for-3 in the game with a strikeout against Blake Snell in the Dodgers loss on Tuesday. He’s one of the guys that has been finding his swing lately though, hitting 4 homeruns in the month of June. Betts had just 3 homeruns for the entire month of May.