The MLB All-Star Game has come and gone and, after a few days off, it will officially be time for the second half of the MLB season.
The Dodgers had five All-Stars in this year’s game — Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman, J.D. Martinez, Will Smith and Clayton Kershaw — and four players who participated, with Kershaw sitting out due to injury.
The National League finally beat the American League, 3-2, in what was an overall very fun game — and a game centered around Shohei Ohtani and the rumors of his impending free agency.
Here’s how the four current Dodgers fared in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic:
Freddie Freeman: 0-for-1 with a walk and a nice defensive play at first base. Also, an incredible mic’d up inning (more on that later).
Mookie Betts: 0-for-2 while playing center field for the first time all year. Also a part of the incredible mic’d up moment.
J.D. Martinez: 2-for-2 with a single, a double and the NL’s first run of the game.
J.D. Martinez is now 2-for-2 with a single and a double!! He's showing off at the All-Star Game for the Dodgers!!— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 12, 2023
J.D. hit and choo choo celebration? Feels like home. pic.twitter.com/Wvf4XLw6fg— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 12, 2023
Will Smith: 0-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base off of former Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen.
WILL SMITH JUST STOLE A BASE IN THE ALL-STAR GAME OFF OF KENLEY JANSEN!!!— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 12, 2023
It was another fun All-Star Game, especially with all the aforementioned mic’d up moments.
In the first inning, Betts and Freeman got on the mic to join Joe Davis while playing defense. It made for tons of great moments from the Dodgers’ hilarious duo.
The Seattle fans are chanting "Come to Seattle" as Shohei Ohtani is at the plate.— Noah Camras (@noahcamras) July 12, 2023
Joe Davis asked Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts if they wanted to do a chant of their own for the Dodgers.
"That would be tampering," Freeman said. "I'm not doing any of that."
"Hiiiiii, Freddie." ? pic.twitter.com/FiTghNF3OP— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 12, 2023
I love Freddie Freeman https://t.co/SkexZvUj2c— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 12, 2023
"I love you Joe D."— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) July 12, 2023
"Aw, I love you Mookie."
Joe Davis and Mookie Betts on the mic is perfection.
Hopefully we get more mic’d up moments from those two, because that made for some great content for the viewers.
With the All-Star Game officially over, the Dodgers will have a few days off before the start of the second half of the season. LA currently sits in first place in the National League West by percentage points, so it should be a very exciting second half of the season.
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