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Mookie Betts is on such a tear right now, he put a literal hole in the Minute Maid Park scoreboard

Mookie Betts is on a tear right now. He has eight hits in his last three games, including a double, two triples and two home runs. On Friday night against the Astros, after leading the game off with a triple, he ended up just a home run shy of the cycle. What we're saying is -- fair warning to any man, beast or inanimate structure that dares get in his way.

Let the Minute Maid Park outfield scoreboard be your cautionary tale:


In the second inning, with the Red Sox already up 2-0, Betts banged an RBI double that shattered a panel in the left field scoreboard. If you're looking for a metaphor, well, a player who's heating up putting a literal hole in a scoreboard is definitely a metaphor.

The Red Sox topped the Astros, 6-2, led by Betts, who finished the game 4-for-5 with two triples, a double and a single. At this point, all his opponents can do is pick up the pieces left in his wake: