If you’re a Boston Red Sox fan or Mookie Betts fantasy owner (*proudly raises hand*), you had a nice Tuesday night.
The 25-year-old star went 3-for-3 (with two walks), with all of those hits being of the dinger variety in a 10-1 win over the Angels. And the first homer came against rookie sensation Shohei Ohtani to lead off the game (though Ohtani did have to leave with a blister and inning later).
Video of Mookie’s three homers:
— MLB (@MLB) April 18, 2018
Betts now leads the majors in batting average (.389), runs scored (19), wOBA (.534), wRC+ (246), and is tied for the top WAR (1.5) according to FanGraphs.
Then factor in that the Red Sox have an MLB-best record at 14-2, and you’d have a pretty great argument for Betts as the AL MVP to this point of the very young season.