Move over, David Hassellhoff. Those Germans & Amerikaners just LOVE Max Kepler.
In the first of a four game series against the Cleveland Indians, German-born Max Kepler established his place in team history by hitting his third homerun of the night, a perfect illustration of gluttonous bashing as he hit line drive shots in the first, third, and sixth innings. Each was a two-run shot, if you like disgustingly repetitive and symmetrical homerun videos. Not to mention the disgustingly repetitive German cliches and stereotypes that sports bloggers just can't help themselves from repeating ad infinitum! I'm sure glad I steer clear of that goofy business.
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THREE HOME RUN TWINS GAMES -
|1||Max Kepler||2016-08-01||MIN||CLE||W 12-5||6||6||4||3||6|
|2||Justin Morneau||2007-07-06 (2)||MIN||CHW||W 12-0||5||5||3||3||6|
|3||Tony Oliva||1973-07-03||MIN||KCR||L 6-7||5||5||3||3||3|
|4||Harmon Killebrew||1963-09-21 (1)||MIN||BOS||W 13-4||5||5||3||3||5|
|5||Bob Allison||1963-05-17||MIN||CLE||W 11-4||5||5||3||3||6|
|6||Jim Lemon||1956-08-31||WSH||NYY||L 4-6||4||4||3||3||4|
|7||Goose Goslin||1925-06-19||WSH||CLE||W 7-5||6||5||3||3||4|
|Kepler looked to be in way too big of a hurry to exit the|
postgame interview with FSN North's Audra Martin, IMHO.
One other thing I missed the other night, but was remarked upon by others in the media...a telling insight into Kepler's makeup and confidence as a young player was his response to FSN's Audra Martin she asked, to paraphrase, "What does a game like this do to your confidence level, Max, is it at an all-time high?
Max, not wanting to seem immodest, looked down, smiled, and merely responded "It's maintaining...I don't want to get too high or too low."
POSTSCRIPT: In this same game, Twins second baseman Jorge Polanco hit two triples, and had a chance to tie the Twins / Senators mark. That hill was too high for him to crest, however.
|1||Denard Span||2010-06-29||MIN||DET||W 11-4||5||4||4||3||5|
|2||Ken Landreaux||1980-07-03||MIN||TEX||W 10-3||5||5||3||3||1|
|3||Joe Kuhel||1937-05-13||WSH||CHW||W 10-2||5||5||4||3||3|
|4||Joe Judge||1921-08-09||WSH||SLB||L 6-8||9||7||3||3||2|
As it is, this post could become a separate "Game Of The Week" posting on its own merit, with emphasis on the contest as being a window into the Twins future. That just may happen. But for now...
"So Long, everybody" - Herb Carneal
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