Minnesota Twins fans have watched Byron Buxton blossom this April and his emergence is something we’ve been salivating for since he was drafted in 2012, quickly becoming baseball’s #1 overall prospect. But today, the internet world got to know Buck on another level. He went 5 for 5 in a game that was streamed live on YouTube and led the Twins to a 10-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians.
This afternoon’s game was featured as YouTube’s “Game of the Week” and Byron was sensational. He came a triple away from the cycle and started the game with a leadoff homerun. There was one double that would have been a single for anyone else in the MLB and one single that would have been an out (see both below).
But, Byron Buxton isn’t ‘anyone else in the MLB’. And the internet took notice today.
The internet gets to know Byron Buxton
— Ted (@tlschwerz) April 28, 2021
Byron Buxton is fast. pic.twitter.com/yMuwndsfg6— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 28, 2021
Byron Buxton MOVES down the line pic.twitter.com/Sd9XNrt5fr— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 28, 2021
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 28, 2021
After doubling on a groundball to shortstop and his EIGTH homer of the year to leadoff the game..— Ben Verlander (@Verly32) April 28, 2021
yron Buxton is now batting .410 with a 1.364 OPS on the year!
MVP SEASON?! #MNTwins pic.twitter.com/TlhZRBFHYT
yron Buxton insanity. Ground ball at the infielder. Not even close. pic.twitter.com/mmZxNcJZzJ— JJ Cooper (@jjcoop36) April 28, 2021
Routine ground balls don’t mean shit to Byron Buxton. If he wants a hit, he’s getting a hit
pic.twitter.com/qG8Ym5ceJv— Starting 9 (@Starting9) April 28, 2021
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan