WATCH: Former Twin Eduardo Escobar smashes a home run off former Twin Brian Dozier
By Chris Schad
Three former members of the Minnesota Twins had a unique moment in Arizona when Eduardo Escobar homered off Brian Dozier with Kurt Suzuki catching.
The Minnesota Twins will be one of the first teams to tell you that anything can happen on a given day at the ballpark. In the past couple of weeks, the Twins have seen a pair of three-homer games from Nelson Cruz as well as a triple play, but it was nothing compared to what happened between a trio of former Twins in Arizona on Saturday night.
Brian Dozier was forced into emergency relief duty late in the game between the Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks. Along with the novelty of seeing a position player on the mound, the added wrinkle of having former teammate Eduardo Escobar at the plate paved the way for what would happen next.
As Dozier delivered to the mound, Escobar appeared to smile and crushed his pitch into the bleachers at Chase Field. In what was a unique moment for two players who are close thanks to their time with the Twins, MLB.com’s Jake Rill said that it is one that the utility man wasn’t going to let down anytime soon as the two went out for dinner later that night.
What made this Twilight Zone moment even more bizarre was that former Twin Kurt Suzuki was catching Dozier when Escobar hit his home run. If you’re keeping score at home, that’s three former Twins involved in a moment nobody thought they would see upon arriving at the ballpark.