Mookie Betts was an infielder once upon a time and the knock on him both then and since his move to the outfield was that maybe his arm was not fantastic. As an infielder there was talk that he was better suited to the right side than the left. As an outfielder people were saying that, with work, his arm could be average and/or serviceable. Not bad, of course, but not anything to write home about.
Maybe we need to reassess that, because last night he uncorked one from right field that would make Dwight Evans says “dang, man.”
And the throw mattered, as Kiermaier represented the tying run in a game that, at the time, the Sox were leading 2-1.
Betts is a dangerous middle-of-the-order bat at age 23. And now he shows that he’ll nail a fast runner with a frozen rope if he has to. The guy is going to win an MVP award some day. And maybe not just one.