Mookie & Dodgers Join Hit Parade In Game 5 | Dave Roberts Is Still Alive In NLCS

Mookie & Dodgers Join Hit Parade In Game 5 | Dave Roberts Is Still Alive In NLCS

Mookie Betts joined the hit parade as the Dodgers crushed the Braves in Game 5, so don’t count out Dave Roberts team just yet

Facing elimination, Dave Robert’s team was able to force another game as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 11-2 in Game 5.

The Braves now lead 3-2 as the series shifts back to Atlanta.

After going hitless in Game 4, our MLBbro Mookie Betts went 1-for-5 at the plate with a run scored, and his teammates stepped up in a big way this game.

Going into Game 4, Betts talked about how the team needed to turn things around.

“Sometimes you don’t get hot,” he said. “ I feel like we haven’t gotten hot as a unit. It makes it really hard to win like that. We have to find a way to get hot.”

Well the Dodgers certainly found a way to get hot in this crucial game.

Chris Taylor hit a pair of two-run homers and a solo shot to propel the Dodgers offense to a key victory.

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.”

Now it’s on to Game 6 of this exciting series. These two teams will square off on Saturday, October 23rd at 5:08 p.m. EST.

No Mookie Magic In NLCS Game 4 | Dave Roberts’ Dodgers In Familiar Situation

No Mookie Magic In NLCS Game 4 | Dave Roberts’ Dodgers In Familiar Situation

By Kevin Moore

After being the hero in Game 3, leading his team to a 6-5 victory, Mookie Betts was held hitless in Game 4 as the Los Angeles Dodgers fell 9-2 to the Atlanta Braves.

If it wasn’t for Betts’ clutch hit in Game 3, this series would have been over and the Braves would be on their way to the World Series.

 

But that’s not the case.

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.

Dodgers In A  Familar Hole 

The Dodgers will have to win three straight in order to advance to the World Series and look to win their second straight title.

It won’t be an easy task for the Dodgers, but this team has been in this situation before.

In the National League Division Series against the San Francisco Giants, the Dodgers won Game 5 to advance to the NLCS.

‘Mookie Magic’ came through in that game going 4-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base.

Look for more of that magic in Game 5 from Betts as he’ll look to keep his team alive in the series.

These two teams played in last season’s NLCS and the Braves won three out of the first four games.

This year, the Braves have done the same thing. Atlanta dominated throughout the entirety of Game 4.

“I think they just outplayed us in all facets,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after the game.

The Dodgers will face Max Fried in Game 5 and Roberts knows it’s going to be a battle.

“Not gonna be much tougher than facing Max Fried in an elimination game, but we’ve done it before,” he said.

The Dodgers are no strangers to win or go home games and this is what postseason baseball is all about.

Can Roberts and his squad pull off what they did in last year’s playoffs? Though it will be a difficult task, the Dodgers have the team to do it.

Game 6 will be held at Dodger Stadium today at 8:08 p.m. EST

Lorenzo Cain Went Out Swinging | Braves Beat Brewers In NLDS

Lorenzo Cain Went Out Swinging | Braves Beat Brewers In NLDS

Lorenzo Cain had his best game of the series in Game 4 for the Milwaukee Brewers.

This was a win or go home game for the Brewers and Cain did not want the season to end.

Lorenzo Cain Shows No Sign Of Weakness In The Brewers Game 3 NLDS Loss

After colliding with the wall in Game 3, Cain was feeling a little sore, but he was not going to miss this crucial game.

Both the Atlanta Braves and the Brewers were trading blows going back and forth in this exciting game.

But the Braves were able to come out on top with a 5-4 win and advance to the National League Championship Series.

Our MLBbro started the game hot as he hit in his first two at bats.

In his second at bat, he delivered a RBI single to center field, the second run of the game for the Brewers.

That gave the Brewers a 2-0, which they held until the fifth inning.

Cain went hitless after his first two at bats and both teams were tied at four for most of the second half of the game.

Cain went into this series batting in the eighth spot, right before the pitcher.

 

This was unfamiliar territory for Cain, but the veteran accepted his role and was willing to do whatever it took to help his team win.

“Definitely not a big fan of batting in front of the pitcher, but I guess whatever helps this team, I’m always willing to do,” he told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“But, yeah, the situation is what it is,” he added. “I try to take my same approach. I’m a line-drive hitter. I try to get on base in front of the pitcher so hopefully he can bunt me over. Nothing changed for me. I know the type of hitter I am and I have been my entire career.”

Cain left it all out on the field throughout the series despite the Brewers falling to Atlanta.

He finished the series hitting .231 with three hits in 13 at bats. Though Cain won’t be getting his second World Series title this season, he battled through a lot this season and did not let his injuries stop him from getting on the field.

Our MLBbro finished the season on a strong note and we’ll look forward to seeing him in the postseason again.

Lorenzo Cain Shows No Sign Of Weakness In The Brewers Game 3 NLDS Loss

Lorenzo Cain Shows No Sign Of Weakness In The Brewers Game 3 NLDS Loss

Lorenzo Cain went all out for the Brewers, but his team still lost to the Braves in Game 3 of the back-and-forth National League Divisional Series.

After an injury-plagued season, Cain showed no weaknesses on Monday night.

Milwaukee now trails the series 2-1, but it’s good to see our MLBbro back healthy and in the lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers during the National League Division Series.

In Game 3, the Brewers fell to the Atlanta Braves 3-0, which leaves the Braves one win away from advancing to the next round.

While the Brewers lost to the Braves for the second straight time and Cain went 0-for-3 at the plate, he still left it all on the field, as he always does.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Cain went all out as he attempted to make a catch in right center.

 

The veteran went full speed trying to catch a ball hit off of Adam Duvall’s bat. Cain was able to catch the ball but as he collided into the fence the ball popped out of his glove.

Though he wasn’t able to come up with the catch, just the effort alone is what you love to see from Cain.

For a brief moment, it looked as if Cain may have injured himself, but he knew in his mind that he was not coming out of the game.

This is how he plays day in and day out.

There’s a reason why he’s a Gold Glove Award winner. This brother is not afraid to go all out and make a big time play.

This is what the Brewers have been missing during the regular season, but now they don’t have to worry about that, since Cain is back.

And this brother is glad to be back in the playoffs.

“This year has been a tough year for me,” Cain told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “A lot of injuries, starting in spring training. A quad injury and a hamstring injury. So, yeah, it’s been a tough season. But I worked my butt off to get back on the field – just in time for the playoffs, I guess.”

“Just going out there, grinding with the boys and just trying to produce and contribute to this team.”

During the NLDS, Cain has only one hit in nine at bats, but he continues to provide that spark out in the field.

That’s one thing you won’t have to worry about getting from him.

Lorenzo Cain’s Hit Set The Tone | Brew Crew Takes Game 1 ALDS Win

Lorenzo Cain’s Hit Set The Tone | Brew Crew Takes Game 1 ALDS Win

MLBbro Lorenzo Cain made his first playoff appearance since 2019 as the Milwaukee Brewers took on the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Cain is looking to win his second World Series title and help the Milwaukee Brewers win their first. The Milwaukee Braves last won the World Series in 1957.

The Brewers were able to come away with a 2-1 victory, but it wasn’t easy.

Cain got the start in center field for Milwaukee and delivered the team’s first hit which came in the bottom of the third inning off of Charlie Morton.

His single to right field ignited the Brewers’ offense which came alive during the seventh inning.

Milwaukee scored two runs in the seventh and were able to hold on to the lead throughout the game.

Cain finished the game going 1-for-3 and played a solid center field.

In his last playoff appearance back in 2019, he only appeared in one game and went 1-for-4 against the Washington Nationals.

This postseason, Cain will most likely appear in more games and it’s a plus that he’s back to full health after battling with multiple injuries during the regular season.

There was a point during the season where Cain’s availability was up in the air. But this brother is a competitor and is going to do whatever it takes to get on that field and put his team in the best position to win games.

Milwaukee is two wins away from advancing to the National League Championship Series and Game 2 will be Saturday with a 5:07 p.m. ET start.

Look for Cain to continue to have success at the plate this series and provide a spark for the Brewers.