Article: VOTE: Best Twins offensive performance ever
Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:08 AM
Edited by Teflon, 02 May 2012 - 10:11 AM.
Thought this game wa sin early July. Looking at the boxscore, I saw it was at the end of June.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:17 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 02:29 PM
I remember the Glen Adams performance in '77 taking a back seat to Carew, even though Glen set the Twins RBI record. Rod had generated a huge amount of media interest with his pursuit of .400 and this game was the pinnacle of all the attention as his 4 for 5 day put him up to .403. Also, the Twins were very much in the pennant race in the AL West at that point and ended up taking the lead over the White Sox with this victory. It was just a gorgeous warm late June Sunday afternoon for baseball, too, leading to a rare sellout crowd that day at the old Met. (And lots of beer sales.)
I would circle this game as one of the ten most memorable regular season games in the Twins chronicle as it was a confluence of great individual performances that were meaningful in the bigger team picture as well. As far as the individual performance by Adams, I think Kirby's incredible '87 weekend in Milwaukee was more impressive but this game was much more memorable.
I was in the left field bleachers that day. It was completely exhilarating. Teflon, you are right: it was, rightfully, all about Carew that day. Adams was a footnote. That said, I vote for Kirby's game.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:45 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 06:15 PM
I would like to add another game to this list. In 2010 at Kansas City, Joe Mauer went 5 for 5 with a HR and 7 RBI. I would say a 5-hit game combined with that many RBI would be pretty rare.
That one definitely deserves recognition. I think Kubel's cycle should be higher up the list. He single handedly won that game and the grand slam is a HUGE exclamation point.
Posted 02 May 2012 - 07:47 PM
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Posted 02 May 2012 - 08:28 PM
Posted 02 May 2012 - 10:17 PM