Mookie Betts Has 12 Hits In Last 16 AB | MLBbros On The Playoff Chase

Mookie Betts Has 12 Hits In Last 16 AB | MLBbros On The Playoff Chase

While the first half of the MLB season can seem to drag, the second half is where we really get some quality baseball.

 

Teams across the league will be making deals up to the trade deadline to strengthen their clubs for a pennant race, and for the MLBbros mentioned below, the remaining games have a lot more riding on them; the postseason.

 

Mookie Betts 

Betts has been on fire in his last four games. After a perfect 4-for-4 night against Colorado on Saturday, Mookie has 12 hits in his last 16 at bats (.750 BA).

 

 

He’s raised his season average from .247 on July 4th to .271 and the second half of the season is looking like a monster mash for Mookie.

That’s good news for the Dodgers who sit one game behind San Francisco in the NL West division, with the Uber talented Padres sitting in the cut, 4.5 games behind LA and ready to make a run.

Dodgers’ fans held their collective breaths when Betts announced he wouldn’t be participating in this year’s  All-Star game, but the superstar quickly put all worry to rest.

“There’s no break in baseball, so this is the only time I can really get a break of more than a day,” Betts said.” I just want to use it to the best that I can. I would love to be in the All-Star Game, but I think we all know the goal is to win a World Series.”

That last sentence is exactly what you want to hear from your superstar.

The fact that he’s having a down year by his standards probably played into his decision-making as well. This has been a rough start to 2021 for Mookie on many different levels.

 I’m expecting Mookie to take his game to another level and send this team right back to the top of the West.

 

Tim Anderson

The Chicago White Sox have lived up to the offseason hype and Anderson is a major reason why.

The White Sox have continued to dominate their AL Central counterparts, despite major injuries to Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert and other key players.

With the AllStar and 2019 batting champ at the top of the lineup, the White Sox have been able to maintain the 4thbest run differential in baseball, but will need even more if the want to beat powerhouses like Houston and Los Angeles.


Taijuan Walker 

Walker’s two-year, $20 million deal (with a third year teamoption for $6 million) has turned into the steal of 2021 free agency, and the Mets have every reason to believe things will continue to get better.

He came to tote serious rubber off the rip.

 

Now, two full years removed from Tommy John surgery, Walker has blossomed into an All-Star and true top of the line starter for the Mets.

Their lead in the NL East currently sits at 2.5 games, but if Walker continues to dominate hitters like he has, there will be some great baseball in Queens this fall.

 

Marcus Semien

Marcus Semien is the latest athlete to take the old phrase “Bet on yourself ” and run with it.

 

 

After being denied a qualifying offer from the Oakland A’s, Semien took a one-year prove-it deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

He even switched positions after establishing himself as a Major League quality shortstop.

The results have been nothing short of spectacular, as Semien has been the best second baseman in baseball this season.

With the Blue Jays slated to head back across the border, the Jays will need Semien if they have any chance of closing the eight-game gap between themselves and the first-place Red Sox.

If not, a wildcard berth may be the best case scenario in Toronto. 

Mookie Betts Goes To Bat For COVID-19 Vaccine In Los Angeles

Mookie Betts Goes To Bat For COVID-19 Vaccine In Los Angeles

If you’ve never had the pleasure of seeing Mookie Betts play in person, find comfort in knowing that there is a chance you might at least see the two-time World Series Champion in a grocery store near you. 

Last week, the Dodgers star spent time at a Ralph’s grocery store in downtown Los Angeles, where he urged people in the community to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

In addition to voicing his support for vaccination efforts in Southern California, Betts also took the time to thank front-line workers.

In an interview with CBS Los Angeles, Betts stated his motivation for urging people to get vaccines is that he simply wants the world to get back to normal.

 

 

For Betts to publicly advocate for vaccine efforts might come as a surprise to some people. Back in March, when vaccines were starting to become available, he originally stated that he wouldn’t comment on whether or not he had been vaccinated. For some, this raised questions on Betts’ stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

 

Regardless of whether or not Betts himself has or has been vaccinated, no one can debate that disclosing his decision is indeed a personal choice. Nevertheless, Betts’ tune these days, at least for the general public, is that vaccines can be the next step towards the life we knew before the pandemic began in 2020. 

So far, as it stands now, 51.1 percent of Los Angeles County residents are fully vaccinated. Of all 50 states, California is currently sitting at number 20 on the list of highest vaccination rates. With such high vaccination rates, Californians have been able to reap the benefits of life with less restrictions. For Dodgers fans, they’ve been able to sit in Dodger Stadium at full capacity since June 15, 2021. 

While Betts has openly advocated for people to get vaccinated, he isn’t the first MLBbro to voice his opinion on the COVID-19 vaccine. Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward openly expressed his desire to not get the vaccine due to personal reasons. 

 

 

Despite Heyward’s stance on getting the vaccine for himself, he cracked down on his opinion that more focus should be put on the safety protocols for the fans. While more MLB teams are allowing full capacity, Heyward noted that fans, unlike players, don’t get tested before coming to games. 

Heyward could very well have a point. When tens of thousands of people are packed in a stadium with no restrictions, that could be detrimental to the spread of COVID-19. However, one could say that the words of Heyward are exactly why Betts’ efforts are so impactful. In a world where we are now seeing restrictions lessened, Betts is ensuring that adequate attention is given to the health and safety of fans and other members of his community. 

Mookie Betts Has 12 Hits In Last 16 AB | MLBbros On The Playoff Chase

You Won’t Believe What Mookie Betts Did On Thursday Night

Mookie Betts hasn’t been flexing the biggest stick these days, but his value as a baseball player can’t be overlooked as he hit his sixth homer and then captivated the highlight reels by imitating Neo from The Matrix, to complete a catch and throw DP on Thursday night.

Web gems like these are commonplace for Betts. He’s almost become underappreciated, but we can never get enough of this Black Knight’s royal exploits at MLbbro.com