After going 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored in the first game of a double header against the Chicago White Sox, you'd think my Canadian Crusher would be tired. Well, he would be if he were an average man.
Good thing Justin Morneau is a lumberjack. He could roll logs from dusk til dawn and still go yard three times in one night.
In the nightcap, the reigning American League MVP went 3-for-5 again, this time with 6 RBIs coming on 3 longballs. Ya know, just warming' up for the home run derby there.
The first - the hundredth of his career and 21st on the season - came off starter Gavin Floyd with 2 on and 2 out in the first. He smashed another two-out bomb off Floyd in the third and tattooed his third off Boone's Farm Logan in the seventh.
Morneau became the first Minnesota Twins hitter since 1973 to hit three longballs in a single game. Twins legends Bob Allison, Harmon Killebrew and Tony Oliva are the only other Minnesota players to accomplish the feat. That's some good company, eh?
Man, you thought I loved this guy before yesterday? Wow.
The rest of the Twins did a great job spanking the Sox as well, going a combined 36-for-87 Friday with 32 runs to Chicago's 14. Morneau is batting .293 on the season with 23 homers and 72 RBIs.
*The Dugout recaps the near-decapitation of Mike Redmond by the bat of JI-