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Dodgers News: Mookie Betts Wins NL Player of the Month Award After Dominant August

The monthly awards are out and to no surprise, Mookie Betts is taking away the NL Player of the Month award after a brilliant month of August.

Mookie is already carving out a name and impact within the Dodgers franchise and fanbase, but after this month he has entered into all-time great territory after a record-breaking month.

This is the second time that Mookie Betts has won the Player of the Month award winning his first in 2016 for the month of July during his time with the Boston Red Sox.

51 hits set a franchise record for most hits in a single month as a Los Angeles Dodger.

The .455 batting average was apparent as Betts had 19 multi-hit games out of the 29 possible games this month.

He wasn’t just getting on base for the Dodgers, he was jogging around them.

Hitting 11 home runs in the month resulted in Mookie Betts breaking his personal record for home runs in a season, and that total is still growing.

30 runs batted in have aided his 98 RBIs on the year which sits at second in the entire MLB right behind cleanup hitter Matt Olson who has 112.

This amazing performance by Betts and the team effort for the entire month of August resulted in an impressive record of 24-5 in the month of August.

While awards are nice, Mookie knows it is much bigger than that and that his and the team’s focus is not on what they can complete in the regular season, it’s what they can complete on baseball’s biggest stage.

Sitting at 84-52 the Dodgers own the second-best record in the MLB and just wrapped a 4-game series with the Atlanta Braves, a very likely opponent the Dodgers may face if both teams make it to the NLCS.

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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Jacob Zinder

Jacob Zinder is a digital sports journalist that recently graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Growing up in California, Jacob has been a fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for his entire life.

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