The Los Angeles Dodgers were already a juggernaut, and then they traded for arguably the second-best player in baseball, Mookie Betts.

The 2018 AL MVP showed off his talents at the plate (and has also shown off his talents as an elite defender) with an incredible performance on Thursday night against the San Diego Padres.

Betts went 4-for-4 (and was also hit by a pitch), with three home runs, and five runs batted in an 11-2 Dodgers win. The three dingers came in consecutive at-bats (second inning, fourth inning, and fifth inning) for Betts.

In what’s an absolutely astonishing stat for a baseball player who’s only 27 years old, Betts has tied the MLB record for most games with three home runs. Betts has accomplished this feat six times already, joining Sammy Sosa and Johnny Mize as the only other players to do so.

And the scariest part of all of this for the Padres (and the rest of the NL): Betts isn’t going anywhere for a long, long time.

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