Dodgers right fielder Mookie Betts sensed no anxiety among his teammates as they prepared for what might have been the last game of their season, no jitters or strange vibes or special energy as they faced elimination at the hands of the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
“I think everybody was kind of chill, relaxed, and wanted to play,” Betts said. “It’s not like we’re all of a sudden going to start hitting it harder or throwing it further or throwing it faster, or whatever. So it’s the same game we have been playing. It’s just a win-or-go-home situation.”
Just win or go home. Nothing major.
At least nothing the Dodgers hadn’t been through during postseason play this year and last, after winning four straight elimination games dating to last year’s National League Championship Series against Atlanta. And with ace Walker Buehler starting Tuesday, though on short rest, Betts liked the Dodgers’ chances of extending their streak of dramatic escapes and extending their series to a Game 5 finale Thursday in San Francisco.
Source : https://www.latimes.com/sports/dodgers/story/2021-10-13/dodgers-giants-game-4-mookie-betts-comfortable-elimination-game218