At some point, Dodgers fans are going to start worrying about the health of Mookie Betts. The superstar outfielder has gone through a lot this year, getting hit hard by pitches and battling through a back issue.
Betts was already out of the Dodgers lineup on Saturday due to a scheduled rest day. He was supposed to be back in the lineup on Sunday, and he was penciled in on the initial lineup card. But the team announced just about an hour before game time that he would be scratched.
Dave Roberts revealed that Betts was dealing with some very bad allergy issues. Apparently, it was so severe that the Dodgers outfielder had some issues getting his eyes opened up. They obviously felt it was best to have him sit out the final game of the series.
Dave Roberts said that Mookie Betts is a late scratch today due to allergies.
Having problems keeping his eyes open.
Same Mookie, same.
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) May 30, 2021
Unfortunately, this is becoming a bit of a trend for the Dodgers and Mookie Betts. He sat out 2 games last weekend as well after a scheduled off day as they’ve played it very safe with him all year. Given the number of injuries, they’ve had to endure, it makes sense that they would want to be cautious with him.
The Dodgers put Albert Pujols into the lineup and first base and slid Matt Beaty over to right field with the Betts scratch.