Royce Lewis is already hitting grand slams and Twins fans are loving it

The man simply cannot stop hitting grand slams.
Division Series - Houston Astros v Minnesota Twins - Game Four
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Royce Lewis simply cannot stop hitting grand slams.

Last year the Minnesota Twins rookie re-introduced himself to the league by hitting a record amount of grand slams near the end of the summer and is getting an early start on things this year. The MLB record for most grand slams in a single season is six, which Don Mattingley hit back in 1986.

While he didn't break the single-season record, Lewis hit four grand slams in 18 days which is the shortest span to hit four grand slams in baseball history

It was the cherry on top of a phenomenal rookie season in which Lewis firmly established himself as a key piece of the Twins' core moving forward. He's already getting dark horse MVP hype while wasting little time getting the grand slam machine revved up and ready for Opening Day.

Twins fans are loving Royce Lewis already hitting grand slams

Lewis launched his first unofficial grand slam of the season off Boston Red Sox reliever Jordan DiValerio. Not for nothing, but former White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito was the one who loaded up the bases, a pitcher who Lewis hit a home run off of back in September.

Needless to say, Twins fans both couldn't believe what they were seeing while also warmly welcoming Royce Lewis grand slams back into their lives.

It techincally doesn't count because Spring Training stats are their own thing, but the grand slam counts in all of our hearts.

Lewis isn't expected to be a grand slam machine, but it's a fantastic development to everything else he brings to the team. He finally made his true debut last May after coming back from a second ACL tear that abruptly ended his first stint with the Twins back in 2022.

There were questions about whether he'd be able to bounce back and be the player he's been hyped up to be since being drafted first overall back in 2017, and he emphatically answered every single one.

He'll start the season as Minnesota's everyday third baseman and is already a face of the franchise alongside Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa. His rookie campaign is a lot to live up to, but everything we've seen out of Lewis suggests he'll find a way to do it.

Not being able to stop hitting grand slams is a pretty good way to get started on that.

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