If youre going to participate in a public fight with an opposing pitcher, thats the example youve got to pull off when you concern the plate again.
Josh Donaldson backed up his battling words with a big house run.
Donaldson has actually now hit three home runs in 3 video games. He got the streak began against the Indians as the Twins won 8-2. All the commotion started on Tuesday when he hit a home run early versus the White Sox.
This one probably felt the finest of the lot.
The homer brought Donaldsons overall to 13 this season. The 35-year-old is batting.251/.344/.478 in his 11th year in the majors.
The White Sox are in control of the AL Central with a 46-32 record going into Wednesdays meeting. The Twins remain in fourth place and below.500, but theyve been on a stronger run lately. In spite of the loss on Tuesday, they have won 7 of their last 10.
Theres been sniping backward and forward in between Donaldson and the White Sox since Donaldson shouted about Lucas Giolitos hands not being sticky any longer as he crossed home base after a crowning achievement.
Giolito called Donaldson an insect. Ozzie Guillen said he d throw at the third baseman in action. Donaldson hit back with digs at each of them in a Zoom interview tirade.
All the drama isnt stopping Donaldson from putting his cash where his mouth is. In his very first at-bat on Wednesday, Donaldson blasted a 409-foot home run to silence the jeering crowd in Chicago.
Twins third baseman Josh Donaldson. (Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports).
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Twins third baseman Josh Donaldsons fight with the White Sox over sticky compounds appears to be fueling his bat. He struck another house run on Wednesday.
Josh Donaldson and Chicago have not gotten along since the series in between the Twins and White Sox began.
Giolito called Donaldson an insect. Donaldson hit back with digs at each of them in a Zoom press conference tirade.
Donaldson has actually now hit 3 home runs in three video games. All the ruckus started on Tuesday when he hit a house run early against the White Sox.