Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Mookie Betts had a very unfortunate, painful moment during the fourth inning of Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
Betts was a baserunner at third base, when Max Muncy hit a foul ball down the third base line. The Angels’ Jose Rojas fielded the ball, and quickly tagged Betts — who was trying to return to the base — while being unsure if it was a foul ball.
And the tag was right where you don’t want to be tagged, especially if there’s no cup in place. Betts immediately collapsed in pain.
Mookie Betts gets cup checked by Jose Rojas, plus replays. pic.twitter.com/xXv7wexVZs
— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) May 9, 2021
cup check pic.twitter.com/5eymaWe1tz
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 9, 2021
Mookie goes down with your standard nut check
— The Baseball Newsletter (@bbletter) May 9, 2021
Betts was able to laugh it off after overcoming the pain, and went on to score one of the Dodgers’ *eight* runs that inning.