Monday, October 30, 2017
NOW That I've Had Time To Process This Season
The Minnesota Twins made the postseason for the first time in seven years, so why am I showing a White Sox card? Nicky Delmonico's 10th inning homer to walk off the Angels also allowed the Twins to clinch the 2nd Wild Card berth.
How many of these Twins can you name? Kyle Gibson and Buddy Boshers is giving each other a high five, Brian Dozier is asking Joe Mauer where the foul line is in left field at Yankee Stadium, Kennys Vargas is being taller than everyone else.
The game itself couldn't have started better for the Twins - Dozier homered in his first postseason at bat, and the Twins scored 3 runs in that first inning.
A key point in the game came in the second inning, Byron Buxton leapt and crashed into the center field wall, taking away extra bases from Todd Frazier.
This moment was pretty much the end of the Twins' season. Buxton initially stayed in the game, even reaching base and stealing second in the third inning, but he did not return after that half inning. He was pulled from the game, replaced with rookie Zack Granite.
Topps decided to commemorate the Twins' playoff run with a 15 card set.
First Topps cards of rookies Zack Granite, Trevor Hildenberger, and Alan Busenitz.
All of the backs had the same two sentence blurb. It was a disappointing trip to New York, but the Twins have plenty to hang their hats on. It was a great season, and my hope is that they will be back next season better than ever.