Brian Dozier Starts his Campaign with a Bang
On the night Brian Dozier was snubbed from the American League All-Star roster and named to the Final Vote, it was fitting that Brian Dozier had the final word.
In a tie ball game in the bottom of the 10th inning the Twins second baseman launched a two-run, walk-off home run to help the Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles, 4-2. It was Dozier’s 17th home run of the season. Not a bad way to start his campaign to win the Final Vote.
Dozier has been the best second baseman in the American League and he was mysteriously left off the American League All-Star roster. Each year there are All-Star snubs and Dozier is just the latest name to add to the list.
The Twins second baseman is tied for the MLB lead in runs scored with Josh Donaldson, whom received the most votes among American League players. He leads all second baseman in runs scored with 63, which is 20 more than Jose Altuve, the starting second baseman for the American League in the All-Star Game.
His 17 home runs are more than Altuve and Jason Kipnis have combined. His 26 doubles is 10 more than Altuve. His 42 RBIs are six more than Altuve. Sensing a theme here? Dozier also leads all second baseman in extra base hits.
It’s nice and fluffy that the fans get to decide the starters for the All-Star Game, but the fans got it horribly wrong. They have a chance to make it right by voting Dozier in the final vote. #VoteDozier
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