Throughout the whole season, the Sox can regularly expect power from the leadoff hitter. Mookie Betts currently has 28 johnson’s, which means Dennis Eckersley has said that Mook went bridge 28 times this season. Recently, Mookie tied Ted Williams franchise record for having 2 three dinger games in a single season.
In this past game, Mookie hit 2 long johnson’s propelling the sox over the O’s. Also, in the month of August he has 7 HR, along with 20 RBI. Farrell finally wised up to his credit and realized that a lineup change needed to happen. Pedroia is new leadoff, Xander hitting second, Ortiz batting third, and Mookie in the cleanup spot. Since this lineup change, the Sox are on a 5 game streak.
Bottom line, Mookie Betts is a 5’9” power hitter with great bat speed, and I can't wait to see how many times he goes bridge this year.