Posted at 10:23 AM on August 25, 2006
by David Zingler
Last night, in the Twins 11-2 stomping of the Orioles, Justin Morneau hit his 32nd homerun of the season. Only Harmon Killebrew has had a 40 homerun season in a Twins uniform (which he did 7 times). In the 60 seasons the franchise called our nationís capitol home, Killebrew (42, 1959) and Roy Sievers (42, 1957) were the only players to reach the milestone.
The Twins have 36 games remaining this season which means Morneau must hit one homer every 4.5 games to reach 40. So far this season, the Canadian has hit one out about once every 3.8 games, so itís definitely doable.
The 25-year-old has played in 121 out of the teamís 126 games and hasnít had an off day since May 19, so barring injury heíll be in the line-up everyday the rest of the way. On July 10, I predicted a 41 homerun season for Morneau, Iíll stand by that....