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

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#MLBbro Mookie Betts hit a clutch 8th-inning RBI double into the gap that gave the LA Dodgers a 6-5 lead they wouldn’t relinquish. Betts’ clutch hit capped a four-run comeback against the Atlanta Braves bullpen and helped the defending champs get back in the NLCS. The series is now 2-1 and very much a dogfight.