Mookie Betts Reminding Ex-Purple Sox Pitcher Of 2018 MVP Season

Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts assembled among the best all-time single seasons with the Boston Purple Sox in 2018.

Betts gained the American League MVP alongside a Silver Slugger Award, a Gold Glove Award, joined the 30-30 membership and helped with the World Collection with Boston too. Not dangerous, proper? The previous Purple Sox outfielder turned the primary participant in Main League Baseball historical past to win every of these three awards in the identical season.

That’s fairly laborious to prime, even for the now-7-time Dodgers All-Star.

But, fellow former Purple Sox-turned-Dodgers teammate Ryan Brasier is being reminded of that sellar 12 months from Betts as Los Angeles stays on tempo for a deep playoff hunt.

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“I haven’t seen many guys go on runs like Mookie did in ’18, but it surely’s truthfully the 2 of them (Betts and Freddie Freeman) collectively on the prime of the lineup,” Brasier instructed MLB Community Radio Thursday. “… I don’t know that each of them get overshadowed as a result of I feel that they make everyone on the crew — hitters-wise — battle like they do. In ’18, I feel that guys behind Mookie, wished to do what he was doing. And seeing what he was doing made everyone hungry to not give away at-bats and to grind it out.”

Betts isn’t the runaway candidate for MVP that he was in 2018, however he’s nonetheless within the midst of yet one more elite season with the Dodgers.

The 30-year-old is batting .295 with 31 residence runs — 5 shy of a brand new career-high — and 81 RBIs via 114 video games performed in 2023. That’s performed big in Los Angeles’ run at being one of many greatest energy threats in baseball at this time. The Dodgers have launched 189 lengthy balls, rating second amongst all groups in MLB.

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Brasier, who was designated from task by the Purple Sox in Might, will be part of Betts together with J.D. Martinez, Joe Kelly and Kiké Hernández in making a return to Fenway Park on Aug. 25 towards the Purple Sox.

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