The start to the 2019 season has been rough for Mookie Betts. And in discussing his play, the reigning AL MVP isn’t giving himself any breaks.
For the season, Betts is hitting .222/.324/.413 with three home runs and one steal. After Monday’s game — in which he went 0-for-3 with a walk — Betts called his performance “unacceptable.”
Betts is far from the only Boston player who is struggling.
Monday’s loss to the Baltimore Orioles moved the Red Sox to 6-11. That puts them in fourth place in the AL East and only one-half game ahead of the last place Toronto Blue Jays.