Betts Might Be Injured Again After Middling Week At The Plate- Weekly Recap May 17-23
Mookie Betts’s week went much like last. He tallied five hits, but this time with limited action as he missed the last two games of the week against the Giants. Betts also had two multi-hit games this week, encouraging news along with the solid contact he’s making. Mookie’s issue is the hard contact is usually of the ground ball variety and directly at people. If Betts lifts the ball even slightly more, that’s when you’ll see the hits like the doubles in gaps again.
Betts vs. the Diamondbacks
May 17th – One Walk Game
Betts went 0 for 3 this game, and he did add another walk. His walk rate this year is 12.6%. In his career, it’s 10%. There are signs he’s close to breaking out, and now it’s just about putting all the positives together and having better luck.
May 18th – Leadoff Home Run
Betts tallied his first multi-hit game of the week. Betts led off the game with a home run to left-center. In Betts next at-bat, he walked, yet again. Then he ended his night with a single to right.
May 19th – One Hit Game
Betts went 1-4 with an RBI ground-rule double to right-center. He continues to get hits of the doubles variety.
May 20th – …ooof
It was an 0-4 game for Mookie. He made solid contact but again hit them right at people.
Betts vs. the Giants
May 21st – Two Hits and a Walk
This ended up being the final game of the week for Betts. He walked in his first at-bat against old friend Alex Wood. The next time up, he doubled, yes, he doubled again to left-center. He followed that up with a solid single to center. He struck out his next two at-bats.
May 22nd – A Schedule Day Off
May 23rd – Betts Might Be Injured Again
It was a late scratch with left shoulder soreness. Betts might be injured again, going into the series with the Astros.
I thought Betts had a fine week, and he keeps racking up the extra-base hits and walks. More importantly, though, the left shoulder soreness is not a good sign of things. Hopefully, it’s nothing serious, and these would be three days off for Betts to help him. Despite the middling bat, as we’ve seen, he’s important to this team, and him being healthy is of the utmost importance.
Runs: 4 (25)
Hits: 5 (40)
RBI: 2 (16)
AB: 19 (155)
BB: 3 (24)
SO: 4 (28)
2B: 2 (15)
HR: 1 (5)
SB: 0 (5)
To read about Mookie Betts’s performance last week, click here.