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.
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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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