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Aaron Hicks had himself a game

May 14, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks has had a pretty lousy year at the plate so far, but he sure had a night to remember last night against the White Sox.

He took Sox starter Hector Santiago deep twice last night, both solo shots, one in the fourth and one in the sixth. But the highlight of the night for Hicks came just before that second homer. Adam Dunn came up to bat and the Donkey blasted one to center, on a trajectory that woulda taken it out of the yard and tied the game. Hicks wasn’t having it, however:

That’s about a 410 foot drive, I reckon.

It’s been a rough start for the kid. But even if he was hit by a bus tomorrow, he has had a better night than most guys ever will. Love to see that kind of thing.

  1. dluxxx - May 14, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    If memory serves me correctly, Hicks has started slow at most levels he plays at, then after a little while he makes the adjustment and then starts hitting. Hopefully last night will break him out of his funk and he’ll start living up to the hype.

    • pellypell - May 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

      Not only has he had to make adjustments at each level, he skipped AAA completely. He will get it figured out. This type of game can give him the confidence he needs as well as something to build off of.

  2. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - May 14, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    If you can find the vid, BBTN had a nice overlay of Hicks HR to CF and the HR robbing catch, showing how they both ended up in roughly the same spot. Also how Hicks was able to catch up to the fly ball and the opposing CF wasn’t.

  3. obpedmypants - May 14, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Dunn can’t catch a break. He’s carrying a 0.147 BABIP and now getting his HRs robbed.

    • dluxxx - May 14, 2013 at 10:39 AM

      He should have hit it further… ;)

  4. moogro - May 14, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Hicks’s homer went further than Dunn’s to the same spot in center, but Hicks did it with an effortless, compact swing.

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