Mookie BettsÂ was 5-for-5Â and drove in two runs Friday night.Â It was the first five-hit game of his career and theÂ number of pets in New England being named Mookie is climbing quicker than his batting average.Â Let me gush about BettsÂ for a minute, even though it might be tough because I know Xander is reading. (Do not worry, you are still my number 1, Awesome-X.) Mookie is slashingÂ .320/.360/.557 with 28 homers, 93 RBI, 21 steals, and 99 runs scored. He is the only reason I am winning anything fantasy baseball this year and he is an early favorite for AL MVP. I tell all my real life friends, who are definitely all real lifeÂ humans and not people I just made up for the purposes of the post, thatÂ Mookie Betts is my spirit animal. However,Â I was recently told I can’t say this because I’m not Native American and if you ain’t Native you can’t have spirit animals. That’s their thing. Quit trying to take their thing. Well, I just did San Pedro cactus and tripped out in the desert last weekend, does that mean I’m a real native now or nah? At the very least I’d hold it makes me much more spiritual. In the past two weeks, Betts is hitting .387 with 12 runs scored, 5 homers, 18 RBI and 3 steals. If those numbers don’t bring you existentialÂ enlightenment, I’m not sure a psychedelic cactus or a sweat lodge will either. He’s hitting close to .400 in August as he attempts to carry the Sawx to the promised landÂ akaÂ the postseason.Â In addition,Â since moving from lead off to clean up over the past week and a half he’s only gotten better, slashingÂ .400/.455/.550 with two jacks and 8 RBI. I love Mookie Betts more than I could ever love a human baby. I think I am feeling more spiritual already.
Here’s what else happened in fantasy baseball Friday night:
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