You can’t exactly question Mookie Betts’ humility.
The young Boston Red Sox outfielder is having the best season of his career, and his recent play only has underscored that: Entering Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the 23-year-old All-Star was batting .322 with 30 home runs and 96 RBIs, owner of an eight-game hitting streak.
He snapped that streak after going 0-for-3 in Boston’s 4-3 loss Tuesday night, but despite his tremendous personal achievements this season, it seems Betts is following the lead of his teammates and not concerning himself with those types of goals, but rather the bigger picture.
“I’ve still got a World Series to win,” Betts told NESN’s Gary Striewski on “Red Sox First Pitch” when asked about the hit streak.
Well that settles things.
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