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Dodgers News: Dave Roberts Calls Mookie Betts’ Season ‘Unprecedented’

Mookie Betts continued his MVP-worthy season on Monday against the San Diego Padres to open the series. Despite the Dodgers dropping the game, Betts provided four runs batted in and a home run.

It was his 12th leadoff home run of the season and 45th of his career. Betts has worked to increase his power, and it has really paid off this year at the plate.

Manager Dave Roberts was very appreciative of Betts after the game once again.

“Our offense starts with Mookie,” Roberts said. “He gets on base, he can slug. You don’t see too many leadoff hitters drive in 100 runs in a season. What he is doing with the slug really is unprecedented. He’s on a short list of guys that can drive in 100 runs in the leadoff spot.”

Per The OC Register

Betts is the engine that really gets this Dodgers team going. He is one of the leaders in the clubhouse, so his leading by example on the field makes all the difference.

On the year, Betts is hitting .313 with 39 home runs and 103 runs batted in. He has already set his career-high for home runs in a year and is only 10 runs batted in away from setting that one, too.

It’s why he is neck and neck for the National League MVP award with Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves.

The consistency of Betts all year long has been the most impressive part of his season. He shows up each game to play and produces at a high level.

Betts is having the best season of his career, and it has helped the Dodgers get into position to win another NL West title. If he continues to produce these results, he could easily win the MVP award.

LA will continue to rely on their All-Star as the year goes on and into the postseason. Betts would love to win the individual honors, but his focus remains on bringing another World Series to the city of Los Angeles.

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Levine

Matt earned a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from Louisiana State University in 2021. He was born and raised in the Los Angeles area, growing up a huge fan of the Dodgers and Lakers. Matt Kemp was his favorite Dodgers player growing up.

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