After the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Mookie Betts has had an amazing performance with the stick, but what the Nashville native has done in the eighth month of the year has been supernatural and is being considered as a strong candidate for the National League MVP Award.
What level! Scoring Mookie Betts' HR #36 this season. pic.twitter.com/az4lAtOn0k— LasMayores (@LasMayores) August 30,2023
The Los Angeles Dodgers player in this 2023 season of the Big Top has a total of 38 homers and is one home run away from as many Alfonso Soriano and George Springer as the players with the most homers in a single season and getting two more homers will establish a new record.
Other milestones Betts is looking for is becoming the first player to hit 40 home runs and 100 RBIs first in the lineup in a single season. To achieve this would be something historic in the Major Leagues and something that would put the Dodgers outfielder as a strong candidate for MVP.
What mark did Mookie Betts achieve in the month August?
The player who wore number 50 for the Dodgers in August hit a .455 average, 11 home runs, 30 RBIs, 839 SLGs and a 1.355 OPS. With this he became the first player since 1900 to have a .450 AVG, 50 hits, 10 home runs in a single month. With this he joined the players Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are virtually assured of their playoff berth and hope Mookie Betts can keep up his sensational performance for the remainder of the regular season, but especially in the Postseason.
Mookie Betts became the 3rd player since 1900 to have a .450 average with 50 hits and 10 HR in a single month.— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 4, 2023
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Right now the fight for the National League Most Valuable Player award is being fought by Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman and Mookie Betts. The fight for this prize in this last month of the season is expected to be something unforgettable.