SJ - August 14, 2020
Mookie Betts is isn't wasting time making the Los Angeles Dodgers happy about handing him a lucrative long-term contract. He's off to a fast start in 2020 and added another feather to his cap.
On Thursday night Betts hit three home runs in a rout of the San Diego Padres. It was his sixth three home run game of his career, tying him for first place in MLB history with Sammy Sosa and Johnny Mize.
Mookie Betts was moved back into the leadoff spot on Thursday night and he made a pretty solid case to spend every game there for the next 12 years.
Betts slugged three of the Dodgers’ six home runs and drove in five in an 11-2 rout of the Padres that put the Dodgers back into a tie for first place. Betts joined Sammy Sosa and Johnny Mize as the only players in MLB history with six career three-homer games. He also was hit by a pitch in his first plate appearance and legged out an infield single in his last at-bat. That’s 4-for-4 with four runs scored and five RBIs.
Mookie Betts is tied for the most 3-homer games (6) EVER.
He is 27. 😱 pic.twitter.com/2afkUF2qNb
— MLB (@MLB) August 14, 2020
Mookie Betts has hit 3 home runs tonight.
It's the 6th time in his career that he has homered 3 times in one game.
He joins Hall of Famer Johnny Mize and Sammy Sosa for the most such games in MLB history. pic.twitter.com/34T9e5SWHb
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 14, 2020
Whenever someone does something that seems impossible in baseball, like reaching six games with three home runs in a much shorter time period than the other two that did it, you have to step up the piss and blood tests.
Call me a skeptic for not trusting this if you must, but I smell a failed PED test at some point in his future.