The Minnesota Twins just wrapped up a second quality series win in a row.
After taking two out of three against the Detroit Tigers this past weekend, the Twins came home to Target Field to face the Boston Red Sox.
Locked up in a tie game Wednesday afternoon, the Twins got a walk-off victory and a series win thanks to the heroics of Aaron Hicks.
This clutch moment came on the same day that manager Ron Gardenhire publicly questioned Hicks and his lack of preparation so far as a big league player. While Gardy is surely hoping that his tactics will light a fire and yield better results from the young hitter and former top prospect, he probably wasn’t thinking the results would be so immediate.
On a team that has to scrape to find enough offensive production, Hicks could be a key player if he puts things together. With only a .167/.311/.238 line so far this season, Gardenhire’s criticism of the 24-year-old might have been warranted. Maybe Thursday’s big moment is the start of a turnaround.