When you think of the Dodgers, you think of a long list of hall of fame players and excellent talent. You think of guys like Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Duke Snider, and so many more. But Mookie Betts is just the latest name to be added to the list, and he just did something no other Dodgers has.
Mookie Betts swiped two bases in the 7th and homered for the second time in the game in the 8th. That homerun helped him became the first Dodgers player ever to homer twice and steal two bags in the same game. In the context of a great franchise like ours, that’s quite a feat.
Dodgers teammate Kiké Hernandez talked about Betts and the impact he has on every game. He sounds like he is every bit the fan of Mookie as we all are.
He’s unbelievable. He’s one of those guys we didn’t get the opportunity to watch too often in a different league. Now you get to see him on a daily basis and you know what all the Mookie Betts hype is all about. There’s really not anything he can’t do. It’s pretty special and we’re pretty fortunate to watch him on a daily basis.
Mookie has been on a little bit of a homerun tear for the Dodgers as of late. This month alone, he’s already clubbed 10 longballs. He is currently one homerun behind Fernando Tatis Jr for the league lead in bombs. Mookie is also up near the top of the league in stolen bases with 5 on the year.
He really is a once in a lifetime talent, and it’s no surprise that the Dodgers wanted to keep him around long-term. If there is anyone in the sport deserving of a 12-year extension, it’s Mookie.