The Dodgers have been one of baseball’s best teams to start the season, but with Betts now hitting, that team looks all the more dangerous as we move closer to the midpoint of the regular season, when we start to see who the real contending ballclubs are.
Since May 4, Betts ranks first in all of baseball in home runs, RBI, runs scored, and slugging percentage.
Dodgers insider Blake Harris tweeted Betts’ stats over the past few weeks.
Mookie Betts since May 4 (MLB ranks)
‣ 9 home runs (1st)
‣ 24 RBI (1st)
‣ 23 runs (1st)
‣ .795 SLG (1st)
‣ 27 hits (2nd)
‣ 1.211 OPS (3rd) pic.twitter.com/LYp8N6FMkL
— Blake Harris (@BlakeHarrisTBLA) May 25, 2022
Can’t Keep A Good Man Down
It’s never too late to kick it into gear, and Betts has done just that, returning to his MVP form and dominating like he usually does.
Like Francisco Lindor, Betts had a tough stretch early in the season, but he appears to have put all of that behind him.
He’s hitting again and he’s proving that the early season struggles were nothing more than a fluke thing.
This is what fans are used to seeing.
This is the Mookie Betts that everybody expected this year.
He’s one of baseball’s best and fastest players and is performing at an MVP pace again.
He’s another one of those players that you just can’t count out.
You can’t keep him down for too long.
He’ll eventually pick up the pace and get back to where he’s used to being.
And his stats since breaking out of that slump are nothing short of impressive.
But of course, that’s the type of player that Betts has always been.
If he stays hot, the Dodgers are going to be tough to stop.