WATCH: Mookie Betts robs homer before hitting one of his own

Mookie Betts robs Bryce Harper of a home run.
Mookie Betts robs Bryce Harper of a home run. (Screen-grab via MLB.com)

If this is how it's going to be, we'll see a wave of kids named Mookie in New England.

Mookie Betts, playing center field in the Red Sox's home opener Monday, put on a show in the first few innings.

Said show all started in the top of the first, when Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper hit what should have been a home run. But Super-Mookie came to the rescue for Boston:

In the bottom of the first, Betts would steal two bases on the same play, thanks to the Nationals being in the shift for David Ortiz:

Ortiz would single to plate Betts and give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead.

Next inning, Betts came up with two on and hit a home run.

So he has cost the Nationals two runs with his glove and pretty much single-handedly accounted for the four Red Sox runs. All this in the first two innings.

Have a day, kid.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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