Markus Lynn Betts now has three three-homer games in his career before the age of 26. He’s a special player. Tonight in Anaheim, you could feel that he was getting three.
He’s up to .389 on the season and five homers. This was a marquee match-up between two AL heavyweights off to unbelievable starts. The Red Sox are now 14-2 while the Angels are 13-4.
The big reason the Angels are off to that start is Shohei Ohtani. His pitching has been impactful, as has his offense. Tonight the bat was on the shelf, and he threw two innings. He allowed three runs before exiting with a blister. It will be interesting to see if this affects him being in the lineup, or if he becomes an everyday player while the blister is healing.
One thing is for sure: the Red Sox are proving by the day that they’re a legit big-time contender. And Mookie Betts is proving that a lot of 2017’s disappointment was simply bad luck.