And this week’s offensive Strutter is…Mookie Betts
One of the more positive things to come out of the week was seeing Mookie Betts get back on track. Mookie was one of the most electric members of the team last season playing with a ton of energy, hustle and heart and instantly became a fan favorite. He got off to a bit of slow start this season, but had a great week – so great, he has now earned the right to Strut!
Betts hit his first two homers of the year this week. Many fans are expecting him to take over some of the power left behind by the lack of Big Papi, but that is a tall order for Mookie. Hopefully, these first two are a sign of things to come.
He did have two 0-for performances against the Orioles, but the whole lineup struggled a bit at times over the course of last week. He had an average of .292 with eight RBI total and was an important spark for a squad missing some leadership in Pedroia. Right now, it seems that the Bogaerts-Benintendi-Betts combo is the heart and soul of the team. With Jackie Bradley Jr returning to the lineup over the weekend, hopefully the young foursome can get this lineup back on track.
For now, Mookie gets to strut his way into two big series against the Yankees and Cubs this week.