Mookie Betts Had Another Multi-Homer Game (Second in Three Days, Fifth of Season)

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Mookie Betts Had Another Multi-Homer Game (Second in Three Days, Fifth of Season)

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In last night’s contest between Boston and Baltimore, 23-year-old Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts crushed two home runs in his four at-bats of the evening. Obviously, that’s quite a good showing, and you can watch both homers below:

BUT, you know you’re doing something right when a two-homer performance isn’t even the highlight of your own week (after all, that was his third two-homer game this season). Just three days ago, Betts crushed three home runs in a single game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Again, he is just 23 years. 

Check out each of those home runs, below:

Altogether, that’s 1,921 feet worth of home runs in just three days (ESPN Home Run Tracker) – an average of 384.2 feet/home run. That runs Betts’ season total up to 28 homers and has improved his season stats dramatically. Check out his slash line before and after this recent barrage:

  • Before: .309/.349/.541; 23 HRs (.233 ISO)
  • After: .315/.355/.571; 28 HRs (.257 ISO)

Despite having already taken well over 500 plate appearances this season, Betts was able to raise his slugging percentage by 30 points and his ISO by 24 points in a matter of a few days. And, if you believe it, that three-homer performance wasn’t even his first three-homer game of the year:

That’s right, back at the end of May, Betts has another three-home run game against the very same Orioles – his 10th, 11th, and 12th of the season. All in all, Betts has had five multi-homer games this season alone. That means that means that 43% of his 28 home runs have come in just five games (and three of those came against the Orioles). Yeesh.

That is absolutely ridiculous and way too badass.

Author: Michael Cerami

Michael Cerami covers the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls at Bleacher Nation. You can find him on Twitter @Michael_Cerami