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Freeway Series 2020: Five things to watch for when Angels meet Dodgers

Justin Turner, Mike Trout , Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Justin Turner, Mike Trout , Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Dodgers, Mookie Betts
Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Freeway Series 2020 – Newcomer Mookie Betts adds a new wrinkle to Dodgers

When the Dodgers acquired, and then subsequently extended Mookie Betts, it added a new star to the Freeway Series for years to come. In the process, an already dangerous Dodgers’ lineup became lethal for opposing pitchers.

Like Trout, Betts is one of the hottest bats in the league right now. Fresh off a three-homer game against the Padres, Betts is hitting .394/.459/1.030 with six home runs and 10 RBI in August. He’s successfully put a rough start behind him and has changed the minds of short-sighted Dodgers fans who were already writing him off after a slow July.

A hot Mookie Betts is the last thing the Angels want to see this weekend. During his time in Boston, the right-fielder tortured the Halos to the tune of .294/.366/.580 with 10 home runs and 21 RBI. In fact, Betts has hit eight home runs, scored 16 runs, and driven in 11 over the last two seasons alone.

The Dodgers line-up will be a stiff challenge for the Angels in this series, and Mookie Betts simply makes them deeper, with no holes to work around.

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