Mookie Bates returned to his normal MVP pace last week

Mookie Bates of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches # 50 during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 22, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are finally getting some big contributions from their star right fielder Mookie Bates.

Bates made a rough start in 2022, but the script seems to have been reversed and is now giving the Dodgers that extra spark at the top of their lineup.

He looks like the player the Dodgers wanted to see when he was acquired from the Boston Red Sox in 2020.

MLB stats Bates tweeted about what he has done in his last 10 games.

Sitting at his OPS 1.283, he has hit .357, and he has hit five home runs while driving 11 runs in his previous 10 games.

Bates is back

This is how it works.

This is how you turn things around when you are in recession.

He looks like himself again, the man who won the 2018 American League MVP award.

This is what the Dodgers knew they got when they acquired him.

This is his best betts.

It’s not too late to turn things around, of course, but Bates chose the right time to do it as we move toward the halfway point of the 2022 regular season.

If the Dodgers want another run in the World Series title, he will need to continue what he has been doing for the rest of the year.

If Betts clicks, this team is going to be incredibly difficult to stop as the season progresses.

Betts showing that he is back to his MVP self.

If the Dodgers run another World Series title, he will be one of the main reasons.

We’ll see if he can stay warm and bring the Dodgers back to the Promised Land.

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