To say that Aaron Hicks’ first month-plus in the big leagues has been a trial is more than a tepid understatement. Coming into Monday night the rookie had a slash-line of .137/.239/.216. As bad as those numbers look, considering that they were numbers on the rise, they look even worse.
Rookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a home run away from Adam Dunn in the Minnesota Twins’ 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to nine games with three hits and four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double that capped the scoring in the eighth.
The Minnesota Twins aren’t playing like a team content to muddle through rebuilding.
With Detroit’s dominant right-hander Justin Verlander staring down at him from the mound, Aaron Hicks dug in the batter’s box with two strikes against him.
Aaron Hicks hit three home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-6 victory on Thursday.
Lance Lynn allowed four hits in a three-run first inning and Jason Motte gave up a two-run homer in his second straight outing as the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Minnesota Twins 7-0 Monday.
New Phillies center fielder Ben Revere got off to a fast start against his former team with two hits and a steal Wednesday in Philadelphia’s 12-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Unlike the NFL or the NBA, No. 1 draft choices in Major League Baseball often spend years in the minors before getting a shot at the majors.
Next in line to start in center field for Minnesota is Aaron Hicks.