Thursday night was another good one for the Dodgers. Opening up a 4-game set against the Cubs, the offense showed up and back up another solid outing from Tony Gonsolin, who earned his 11th win of the season. Gonsolin went 7 innings and allowed 2 runs while punching out 3 batters.
But Mookie Betts was once again phenomenal, continuing his impressive return from the IL. The Dodgers outfielder launched the second pitch he saw to lead off the home half of the first just barely over the wall in left to take an early lead.
Later in the game, Mookie would launch another one off of Michael Rucker for another multi-HR game. It was also the 19th time in his career that he had hit multiple homeruns from the leadoff spot. That tied him with former Yankees star Alfonso Soriano for the most all-time.
That's his 19th career multi-HR game out of the leadoff spot, tying Alfonso Soriano for most all-time
George Springer is next, with 18
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) July 8, 2022
Other Dodgers News
The Dodgers are hoping that they will have one of their guys on the mound to start the All-Star Game this year. But while many think Tony Goonsolin is deserving of the nod, ESPN’s Jeff Passan isn’t convinced. He spoke this week about why he thought Gonsolin should not get the start.
Chris Taylor is officially headed to the injured list. The Dodgers infielder/outfielder suffered a break in his foot after fouling a ball off of it over the weekend. There is no timeline for his return yet, but it will certainly be after the All-Star break.
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