Friday, May 17, 2013

Big hit from Buxton

The big news in Twinsdom on Thursday — an off day for the major league team — came out of Cedar Rapids. The Kernels came into the bottom of the ninth trailing 6-3, but the loaded the bases with one out for Byron Buxton, their 19-year-old uberprospect. Then:

There's a better video embedded in this story from the Gazette of Cedar Rapids.

Buxton has cooled off a bit — in the previous 10 games he had hit just .250, and his long streak of reaching base in every game had ended at 29. Still, nobody seems to believe the kid's going to spend the season in low-A ball. If I'm going to see "Buck" play there, I'd better get a move on.

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