Right smack in the middle of Mookie Betts' candidacy for MVP, he adds to his cause with yet another seemingly easy home run robbery against the Rangers on Tuesday night at Fenway.
Mookie is your classic example of a five0tool player. He's lighting up the stat sheet offensively, batting .344 with 22 homers and a .433 OBP. Plus he has 16 stolen bases and plays Gold Glove-caliber defense.
There are only two players with more than 20 HR and a .315+ AVG this season.— Colby Williams (@ColbyW1411) July 7, 2018
1. J.D. Martinez
2. Mookie Betts
The Sox have a winning percentage of .685, yet they only have a 2.5-game lead in their division, because unfortunately for them the Yankees are the team in second. In order to pad that lead, Mookie and the Red Sox are going to have to stay on top of their game.
With Mookie hitting and playing defense like this, the Red Sox should be just fine.