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Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Sent for Tests After Ugly Hit by Pitch

Dave Roberts with the update.



Adding injury to the insult of a 3-4 loss, in the 9th inning on Monday night, Dodgers’ right fielder Mookie Betts took a 96 mile-per-hour fastball to his right forearm and dropped to the floor writhing in pain for a few minutes.

He remained in the game to run — albeit only for a moment or two before a game-ending double play — but the attention of everyone remained on Mookie after the final out.

Here’s the play below, which comes with some caution.

After the game, Dave Roberts provided the update on Betts, which understandably was thin in detail.

I don’t know, we’re gonna get some tests. It’s in the right forearm area — a lot of soft tissue. I’m sure there’s gonna be some bruising and maybe some swelling. … the trainer said would be going in for some tests. … I won’t know more until he shows up tomorrow.

Doc also added that he was unsure if he’ll be in the lineup on Tuesday’s matinee.

At first glance, it did not look good for Mookie. Quickly his arm went limp and he kept it as immobile as he could while he took first base. The turnaround is short for LA as first pitch is scheduled for 1 PM PT on Tuesday afternoon. While Dave added that Mookie is always honest with him health wise, it might be more of a surprise to see him in the lineup on Tuesday than not. 

The club is off on Wednesday.

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Written by Clint Pasillas

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  1. Has anyone gotten the impression Betts hasn’t been 100% since day 1? I don’t know but he just doesn’t look as quick as I remember from last season. And his not quite as quick is still not bad. In the first few games his throws also seemed to be weaker. He has that strong arm allowing him the throw on a rope more than others who need to get some loft to reach 3rd from RF. The arm became very apparent the game before he hit the bench over his back. He still doesn’t look wellest to me after returning. Oh and look at his bat speed…it might be my new big screen but he’s not really squaring up on the ball yet.

    Or am I just needing new meds? 😉

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