Dozier heating up for struggling Twins

By SCOTTY NICHOLS
Sports Editor

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Fulton native and former IAHS and University of Southern

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez Minnesota second baseman, and Fulton native, Brian Dozier watches a home run sail over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, during the Twins' 2-1 victory over the Red Sox on July 22.

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez
Minnesota second baseman, and Fulton native, Brian Dozier watches a home run sail over the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston, during the Twins’ 2-1 victory over the Red Sox on July 22.

Miss baseball standout Brian Dozier has put together some nice outings for the Minnesota Twins in the past couple of months, and has seen his batting average shoot from .204 to .259 since the beginning of June.
Dozier wasn’t able to make his third consecutive trip to All-Star Weekend, after a slow start to the 2016 season, but has come alive as of late.
The Twins are sitting in last place in the American League Central division (21 games behind division-leading Cleveland and nine games behind fourth-place Kansas City), but Dozier continues to prove himself.
Dozier launched two home runs in Sunday’s 6-4 win over the Chicago White Sox, upping his season total to 19.
Even after early-season struggles, the fifth-year veteran second baseman is on pace to eclipse his season-bests in total hits, home runs, RBI and stolen bases, and is leading the Twins in, virtually, every offensive statistical category.
Dozier has caught fire at a crucial time, as the Twins need his production if they have any hope of making the postseason.
The Twins can make up ground quickly, as 40 of their remaining 58 games come against division rivals, including 10 against both the Indians and Tigers.

 

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About Scotty Nichols

Graduate of THE University of Mississippi. #HottyToddy. I like sports. And BBQ.

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