I know when we compare things to how good they are we say good, better, and best.
But after yesterday, maybe we should change that third word so it goes good, better…BETTS.
And by “Betts” I mean as in Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts, who took little time making an impact in his return to the starting lineup yesterday.
Because when Betts—who hadn’t started last Saturday nursing a hamstring injury—hit a home run in the fourth it was good; when he did it again an inning later in the fifth, it was better; and when he did it a third time in the seventh inning well that was just the Betts, I mean best.
Either way, you see what I mean, and the Red Sox need everyone of those solo shots as they barely edged out the Royals yesterday with a 5-4 win. against the Royals. It was his fourth career game with three home runs, breaking a tie with Ted Williams for the most in franchise history.
Betts is now hitting .365 with 11 home runs and 21 RBIs.
It’s hard to believe that after 558 career regular season and postseason home runs, David Ortiz never hit three dingers in a game. Mookie Betts is only 25 years old and he’s already done it FOUR times for the Red Sox.
PHOTO CREDIT: Boston Red Sox