The Dodgers were loving what they’ve seen out of Mookie Betts this week. After a great final 2 games to wrap up the first half, Mookie exploded out of the gates following the All-Star break. He carried that into Saturday night’s game/
Betts went 4-for-4 with 3 doubles and a homerun on Saturday against the Rockies. But on his final double, the Dodgers had to pull him out of the game with an apparent injury. He was replaced by Gavin Lux on second base.
Betts rounded first after Rockies outfielder collided attempting to catch his ball in the gap. He slowed down as he rounded the base paths and appeared to have hurt something in his legs. The Dodgers did not take a chance.
This was the play Mookie Betts got hurt on. pic.twitter.com/aVZkOiIoHx
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) July 18, 2021
Mookie was in obvious pain as he came off of the field with Roberts and the training staff. The Dodgers outfielder has battled several injuries over the season, including a back issue that limited him greatly over the first few weeks.
Betts skipped the All-Star Game this year in order to rest up for the second half. Here’s hoping that the injury is nothing more than a cramp since that tens to happen in the high altitude of Coors Field.