Position is not a problem.
Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers), who started as a shortstop for the first time, played a big role in both offense and defense.
On the 24th (Korean time), Betts started as a shortstop in the 2023 Major League Chicago Cubs game held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA, and earned 2 hits and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a home run.
It is the first time that Betts, who entered the major leagues in 2014, has been named to the starting lineup as a shortstop.
In the game against Chicago on the 21st, he appeared as a pinch hitter in the top of the 7th inning, and was put in as a shortstop at the bottom of the 7th inning and played his first shortstop defense since his debut.
Even in unfamiliar places, Betz’s presence did not disappear.
Betts, who turned the game around with a two-run four in the third inning, with one out and first base, trailing 0-2, scored two RBIs and doubles from two outs, first and second base in the top of the ninth inning, leading 5-3, putting a wedge in the game.
Betts, who has won six Golden Gloves as an outfielder, is not experiencing any difficulties in shortstop defense.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, when the bases were loaded with one out, he caught a ground ball from his opponent Nick Madrigal, tossed the second baseman, and a double play from the shortstop to the second baseman to the first baseman ended the game as it was.
According to the Associated Press,토토사이트 Betts said after the game, “I’ve played a lot of positions my whole life. There’s no particular problem. I just want to go out and win.”
What is really surprising to see Betts like that is Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who entrusted him with shortstop defense.
Manager Roberts gave a thumbs up, saying, “The more I see Betts, the more amazing he is. A really special player.”