Mookie Betts learned a valuable lesson from Boston Red Sox teammate David Ortiz during spring training, and that advice obviously worked against the Baltimore Orioles.
The Red Sox right fielder followed his three-home run game against the Orioles with two more blasts Wednesday, giving him five homers in seven at-bats. That impressive stretch tied a Major League Baseball record, and he also became the first major leaguer to homer in the first and second innings on consecutive nights.
So how does Ortiz factor into this?
Well, hitting home runs is nothing new for Betts, as was the case March 16th during spring training. However, that early success led to a different game plan by Minnesota Twins pitchers in subsequent plate appearances. Luckily for Betts, though, he received some valuable advice from Ortiz on approaching at-bats after home runs, something he’s had no problem doing the past two days against the Orioles.
Hear what advice Ortiz had for Betts in the video for “Red Sox All-Access” above.
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