We Like a Man With Stamina

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-


Megs said...


jake the snake said...

Haha! Lawn Mauer.

Bassmaster said...

Any thoughts on how many homers Morneau will hit at the derby, Sooze?

Sooze said...

Ummm... I'm gonna go with 30 in the first round and 20 in the second. In the clean slate round, he'll hit 33 and they'll all sail at least 500 feet, including the golden ball, which will go 503 feet. The derby's gonna last like, 4 hours.

Jackie said...

I will poop my pants if that prediction is anywhere near accurate.

marea said...

i was AT the 2nd double header game on friday.. and the crappy one on sunday. it was AWESOME. (but really scary when redmond got pelted in the head by J-Jim Thome....

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