On Tuesday, those attending the Los Angeles Dodgers’ game against the St. Louis Cardinals were prepared to see Mookie Betts in action. So far, they could only see him on TV for the 2020 season. However, it was not to be on the day.
St. Louis Cardinals Had Other Plans
Mookie Betts had even come on at a pivotal time. It was the ninth and the Dodgers had two bases loaded with two outs. The St. Louis Cardinals were leading by a singular run. So it was natural for Dodgers fans to see Betts pull off a dream hit, just like so many he had done last year when the stadium was empty.
For just a second, his drive along the line flew to the corner of left-field. It did look like Betts had done it. However, just as the season has been frustrating recently, Tyler O’Neill, the fielder chased it down. He caught the ball at the track for warning. So, the St. Louis Cardinals topped off an impressive defensive display as the final score read 3-2 for the Cardinals.
Betts recorded 1-for-4 and was walked once. His batting average stood at .247. However, the Dodgers, whose record stands at 32-33, are still left without any walk-off wins. They have already played 55 games. In 2020, they had done it only twice in the 60 games played. Moreover, in games that are separated by a run, their record is 7-13, the worst in the league.
For the St. Louis Cardinals, Edmundo Sosa managed an RBI single from Blake Treinen in the 9th. This proved to be sufficient for the St, Louis Cardinals because John Gant silenced the hitters of the Dodgers. His impressive numbers were bolstered by the performance on Tuesday. He made sure the Dodgers could not score for six innings.