All eyes are going to be on Mookie Betts and the Dodgers this morning, as we await the news of one of the best players in baseball.
In the ninth inning last night, Betts took a 94-mph pitch off his right forearm. Somehow, he was able to stay in the game and took first base.
Following the game, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he didn’t have an update on how Betts was doing.
“I don’t know,” he said. “It’s the right forearm. Theres going to be some bruising and swelling. I wont know more until he shows up tomorrow.”
Obviously since the play happened right as the game ended, there’s no word on how bad the injury is, if significant at all. Roberts wouldn’t say whether or not he plans on having Betts in the lineup this afternoon, as he wants to make sure it doesn’t affect his throwing or swinging.
“He’s pretty honest with me, so if he feels like he can play he’ll be in there.” Roberts said.
With the Dodgers already being without Cody Bellinger and Gavin Lux, losing Betts to the Injured List as well would certainly be a blow to the team. Let’s just hope it’s nothing serious, and he just has one big bruise for a couple of days.