May 21, 2024

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‘Dream occur true’: Mookie Betts will make 1st vocation visual appeal at SS

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CHICAGO — On Wednesday night, Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts was sleeping in a hospital place in California. 20-4 hours later — following the arrival of his new toddler boy — he was enjoying shortstop for the very first time in his vocation following arriving at Wrigley Industry throughout the initially inning of the Dodgers’ eventual 6-2 get about the Chicago Cubs.

“It was like a desire arrive true,” Betts mentioned afterward. “I received drafted as a shortstop and hadn’t witnessed it considering that like 2011. I’m joyful we won.”

Betts pinch hit in the leading of the seventh inning for Luke Williams, singling to appropriate area ahead of having about at shortstop for the rest of the recreation.

His 1st perform was a huge just one. With the video game tied 2-2 in the base of the eighth, the Cubs had runners on initially and next with no outs when Patrick Wisdom hit a ground ball at the rear of second base. Betts grabbed it, stepped on 2nd and manufactured a soar throw to to start with for the 6-3 double play.

“He produced it seem genuinely simple and athletic,” supervisor Dave Roberts stated.

Betts extra: “Grew up accomplishing this, so it is not new to me. It is new to all people else.”

The Dodgers took the lead in the ninth on a James Outman grand slam, his next property operate of the game. It came soon after starter Michael Grove experienced to go away in the fourth inning since of a groin strain, which to start with happened when he slipped in the bullpen all through warm-ups. He’ll undergo tests on Friday and be placed on the wounded list.

“It was a 3 out of 10, but you happen to be talking about a pitcher,” Roberts said of the harm. “He certain us he was excellent to go but in that fourth inning, felt it once again. We just wished to pull the plug ideal there.”

Grove didn’t truly feel the harm was major possibly.

“It’s very little mad,” he mentioned. “Just a small groin issue.”

Roberts did not discounted the chance of bringing righty Tony Gonsolin (ankle) back from his rehab stint to fill Grove’s location nor did he point out Betts would be heading back to the outfield.

“I imagine that’s his intention in life, to be a main league shortstop,” Roberts said with a smile. “I could see it going on a lot more.”

In point, with Miguel Rojas (hamstring) on the IL and Gavin Lux (ACL) shed for the period, Betts may well uncover himself in the infield a lot a lot more. He was requested if he experienced any nerves playing the posture for the very first time in a ten years.

“A great deal of nerves but you embrace it,” he answered. “You learn to participate in nervous. If I wasn’t nervous that possibly signifies I never love it. … I never care in which I engage in. I just want to gain.”

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