He finished the game with four hits (three home runs) and six RBI.
The Dodgers knew what was at stake going into Game 5 and did not want their season to end just yet.
Unlike Game 4, they dominated throughout the game both on offense and defense.
Even though the Braves jumped out to a 2-0 lead to start the game, the Dodgers quickly responded and never looked back.
Seven players in the Dodgers lineup all had hits and five of them had multiple hits. This Dodgers offense has been one of the best all season and that’s a big reason why they are still playing right now.
With Betts being the leadoff hitter on a loaded team, he’s in a good position to give that team the spark they need, especially when the bats aren’t hot.
He’s been a spark all postseason and the few games he hasn’t, his teammates have had his back.
Dave Roberts had faith in his team coming into this game despite facing elimination and they certainly did not disappoint him.
One thing about the Dodgers is that they have multiple weapons on offense and on the mound and can beat you in many ways.
If one player is struggling, you better believe that another player is going to step up.
This is now seven consecutive elimination games that the Dodgers have won.
“I guess when our backs are against the wall we play our best and fight,” Roberts said after the game. “It’s not an ideal spot to be in, even right now, an elimination game on Game 6, but I guess it brings out the best of us.”
Dave Roberts discusses calling in Andy Burns to replace Justin Turner and the mentality of the #Dodgers heading into a must-win Game 5 vs. the Braves. pic.twitter.com/CnznhbqrNB
Betts has been on fire during the postseason, but the Braves held him hitless at the plate for the second time during the series.
Now the Dodgers have their backs against the wall as they trail the Braves 3-1 in the National League Championship Series.
Our MLBbro finished Game 4 going 0-4 at the plate with a strikeout. It was a tough outing for the Dodgers leadoff hitter and he just could not find his rhythm at the plate.
This is one of the few games that Betts has struggled in this postseason.
He’s been one of the hottest hitters for his team, batting .412 with five RBIs and a home run this postseason.
But Mookie knows a thing or two about inspiring playoff comebacks and rallies.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers, left, celebrates with outfielder Mookie Betts after hitting a three-run home run against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning in game five of the 2018 ALCS playoff baseball series at Minute Maid Park in Houston. pic.twitter.com/YpO6OC7bsw
Giancarlo Stanton continues to rake and on Monday he flicked his wrists, hit a 387-foot homer, collected two hits and three RBI in a 5-1 Yankees win over the ATL Braves. The win was surging New York’s 10th in a row.