The Dodgers’ leadoff man is 7-for-41 to start the season, which amounts to a .171 batting average.
He has yet to hit a home run and has only driven in three to start off the 2022 season.
But the Dodgers aren’t panicking just yet, and neither is their manager, Dave Roberts.
Roberts says that this is quite unlike Betts but that he believes that his star right fielder will come out of his slump.
He said Betts is going to have to grind it out, but that he believes in him and that in time, he will find a way out of it.
Dave Roberts on Mookie Betts, who went 0-for-4 tonight and is 7-for-41 to start the year: "I can say we've ever seen it, but I know that he'll come out of it. He was out of the strike zone tonight…He's going to have to grind. And we'll figure it out."
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) April 20, 2022
No Time To Panic
There’s no reason to panic if you’re the Dodgers.
The team is off to a hot start as expected and their roster is still deep and talented.
Also, they’re only 11 games into the season.
There’s plenty of time for Betts to figure it out.
His track record speaks for itself.
He’s been an MVP and an All-Star, and he knows what it takes to pull himself out of a rut.
While it is quite unlike Betts to start off so slow, he is more than capable of turning it around and doing so rather quickly.
The 29-year-old still has a ton of time to get it going.
Once he does, it will be a huge boon for the Dodgers, who entered the season as heavy favorites to win the World Series.
Betts is one of the X-factors on this deep and talented Dodgers ballclub and the Dodgers should benefit greatly from him when he finally turns it around and starts hitting like he has in the past.