Dodgers superstar Mookie Betts made an incredible throw to nab Ketel Marte.
The ink is still drying on the mega extension that Mookie Betts recently signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the former American League MVP is showing why he is worth all of that money.
In the bottom of the first inning on Friday, Arizona Diamondbacks star Ketel Marte hit a line drive double that he tried to stretch into a triple, only to be gunned down by Betts at third base.
Betts picked the ball in the most remote corner of right field as it rolled into foul territory and launched a throw that hit Corey Seager without a bounce to nail Marte.
You have to see it to believe it.
Mookie Betts is a Gold Glove fielder.
Of course, great defensive plays are nothing new to Mr. Betts. He has won four consecutive Gold Glove Awards playing right field in Fenway Park. He has 12 career assists where he thew out a runner at third base from right field. Last season, he gunned down six runners between third and home.
Betts got off to a bit of a slow start in the new coronavirus-shortened season with Los Angeles. But he is starting to come around, making plays like the one from tonight, as well as on the basepaths, always taking the extra base, and at the plate, where he connected on his first clutch hit in a Dodgers uniform against Houston.
Tony Gonsolin made his first start of the season for the Dodgers on Friday. He was surely happy to get a gift out from Betts after the first batter nearly turned a broken bat flair into a triple. Once Betts threw him out, Gonsolin settled in to retire the next two batters.
The Dodgers are in the middle of a four-game series in Arizona. They swept the Astros to start their first road trip of the season.