Minnesota Twins: Dozier, Buxton and College Football?
With yet another home run on Sunday, Brian Dozier is close just five homers away from being just the second Minnesota Twins player to hit 40 bombs in a single season.
If he tops 40, he will join Harmon Killebrew in the exclusive club for the Minnesota Twins.
His potential 40 home runs would be the most since Killebrew hit 41 in 1970.
What’s even more impressive is the rate he has been hitting these home runs.
Since the break, he has hit 20 home runs including 13 in August.
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This of course coming from a guy who hit just five in April-May.
It’s been an improbable and impressive run for Dozier who possibly would have been considered an MVP candidate had it not been for the Minnesota Twins’ horrid season.
As it stands, Dozier currently ranks fifth in the majors in home runs and lead all second basemen in the category as well.
Just think where he would have been had he started the season off the way we all know he can.
But that is all in the past as we may have been looking at a 50-homer season – a boy can dream.
It’s truly been an impressive season for the second basemen and an important one as he is proving to be not only the offensive catalyst but the captain of the team desperately in need of leadership.
Buxton Returns Red Hot
The offense was just showing off this series, scoring 11 runs three times and eight the other. Unfortunately, the pitching did not follow suit.
The Minnesota Twins’ hitters crushed 11 home runs with Byron Buxton hitting three including a grand slam on Saturday.
Since returning to the majors, Buxton has raised his average from .195 to .221 and had nine hits over the course of this four-game series.
Welcome back to the majors, Buxton, hopefully this will be the moment he turns things around.
The Minnesota Twins sure are hoping so.
Hunter Enjoying Retirement
It looks like Torii Hunter seems to be enjoying his retirement as he was in Austin to take in his son’s season opener.
The University of Notre Dame took on the University of Texas and Torii Jr. had a nice game catching a touchdown.
Hunter did say he wanted to spend more time with his family and allowing himself to watch his son play football.
He got to take in a wonderful game as Notre Dame fell in double overtime to Texas, 50-47.
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And just in case, you were wondering, Torii Jr. was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, following in his father’s steps of representing the Angels.