With the Blue Jays threatening with a man in scoring position and two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning, Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts decided to come through with some Mother’s Day magic.
*Pretends to be shocked that Mookie did something great* pic.twitter.com/GDUVQZxFdP— Red Sox (@RedSox) May 13, 2018
Robbing Toronto’s Richard Urena of a hit and RBI, Statcast says that Betts traveled 88 feet in under five seconds to make the catch, and that the catch came with a 17 percent probability of a successful snag.
In addition to the catch, Betts finished Sunday’s win with a 2-for-4 day at the plate and with two stolen bases.
The 25-year-old Betts currently leads Major League Baseball with a .360 batting average and 13 homers this season.
Is there anything this guy can’t do? According to his teammates, the answer is a resounding no.
“I don’t think I’ve seen a player do so many things so well,” Boston right-hander Rick Porcello said of Betts via the Providence Journal. “The best right fielder, one of the best baserunners, he hits for average, he hits for power, he doesn’t strike out — what more could you ask for in a ballplayer?”
Betts and the Red Sox will kick off a seven-game homestand Monday night against the Athletics.