Monday night was a great chance for Dodgers fans to honor Mookie Betts. The superstar outfielder got his bobblehead night, and he made sure to give back to fans with a really big moment. Mookie launched one into deep left to give them an early 3-0 lead.
It was Mookie’s first extra-base hit since his return from the injured list after his hip gave him issues. And it was big for the Dodgers just to see him get the bat going on Monday, but there was more to it.
mookie blowing a kiss to his mom after hitting a home run ?? pic.twitter.com/LLZGKXuv7x
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Dodgers fans already love and adore everything about Mookie, but this just added to that. They went on to defeat the Braves by a score of 5-3. But more importantly, they were able to trim the Giants’ lead in the NL West to just 1.5 games.
The Dodgers and Braves will be back at it tonight in Los Angeles for game 2. Walker Buehler takes the mound to face off against old nemesis Charlie Morton in this one.