The competition is not over yet. Mookie Betts (31, LA Dodgers) ignited the MVP race with only one 40 home run in his first season of his career.
The LA Dodgers played a home game against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium in LA, California, on the 12th (Korea Standard Time).
Betts, who started as the first and second baseman of the LA Dodgers, hit a single over the left fence to San Diego starter Pedro Avila in the first inning, trailing 0-1.
This is Betts’ first home run of the month. Betts failed to hit a big hit after hitting his 37th and 38th home runs of the season against the Atlanta Braves on August 31st, U.S. time.안전놀이터
Betts then hit in only two of the seven games he played on the day. The news that he was injured again was reported, and he seemed to give up the MVP to Acuña Jr. as it was.
However, Betts hit his 39th home run of the season, signaling that the MVP race is not over yet. Betts also hit a two-run double in the third inning.
Betts then got on base once more with a hit ball in the sixth inning and changed his defensive position to right field from the eighth inning. Showing himself as an all-around player.
Betts then failed to add a hit on a line drive to right field in the final at-bat of the ninth inning, trailing 7-11. He had two hits and one RBI in four at-bats in the day’s game.
In 135 games of the season, Betts had a batting average of 0.313 with 39 home runs, 87 RBIs, 119 runs, 163 hits, and a on-base percentage of 0.411 OPS 1.022.
Betts announced that the National League MVP competition is not over yet. Betts’ award is also possible depending on his performance for the rest of the season.
However, the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 8-11 despite Betts’ performance. In the ninth inning, 7-7, Evan Phillips hit Juan Soto with a three-point shot and Xander Bogartz with a one-point shot.
Since then, the LA Dodgers chased J.D. Martinez with a timely RBI in the ninth inning with two outs and runners on first and second bases, but eventually lost by three points.
Robert Suarez, who played as San Diego’s fifth pitcher and blocked one inning without losing a point, took the victory, and Phillips, who gave up four points in a tie, was defeated.
Kim Ha-sung, who started as San Diego’s first and second baseman, scored one hit and one RBI in four at-bats and scored a valuable sacrifice bunt in the ninth inning.