Mookie Betts Unleashes 305-Foot Laser Beam From Right-Field Corner

By WEEI 93.7

Remember that throw from Mookie Betts in Tropicana Field last season? Well, he duplicated Friday night just for those who needed a reminder.

The Dodgers' right fielder threw an absolute laser beam from the corner of Chase Field, reaching third base on the fly to get a sliding Ketel Marte at third base. The throw was measured at 305 feet, the fifth-longest since Statcast started gauging such things in 2015.

As you can see, the throw was eerily similar to the one made against the Rays last Sept. 23.

Betts' contributions Friday night didn't stop in the field, hitting his first home run as a Dodger while going 3-for-5 in the Los Angeles loss. The former Red Sox' batting average is now .256 with a .720 OPS after a slow start.

Betts' night wasn't without some issue, however.

Playing center field, Betts took a bad angle what would be a bases-loaded, three-run smash from Christian Walker, allowing the Diamondbacks to take the lead for good.