Twins’ Eddie Rosario stays hot with more hits, crazy catch
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Eddie Rosario, Twins outfielder (↑ UP)
Rosario is doing it all. He robbed Dexter Fowler of a two-run homer and preserved Fernando Romero's scoreless start Monday, then stretched his hit streak to hit streak to nine games Tuesday. Rosario connected for a pair of singles for his fourth straight multi-hit game. He's hitting a wild .444/.444/.944 this month (that's 16 hits and no walks) this month, and .291/.313/.551 on the season.
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Fernando Romero, Twins pitcher (↑ UP)
Romero has yet to allow a run in 11 2/3 innings. He went six innings in his second start, striking out nine and allowing just three hits. It's a pretty remarkable run for the rookie, who has injected some much-needed life into the Twins' rotation. With Ervin Santana expected to return soon and lefty Stephen Gonsalves knocking on the door after dominating in Double-A and Triple-A, the Twins' rotation is suddenly looking pretty promising.
Nino Niederreiter, Wild forward (↑ UP)
Niederreiter has three goals and one assist in three games for his native Switzerland in this year's IIHF World Championship. The eighth-ranked team in the world per the IIHF (ahead of Norway, but behind Germany), the Swiss edged Austria and Slovakia, then took the Czech Republic to a shootout.
Brian Dozier, Twins second baseman (↓ DOWN)
Dozier has struggled mightily since starting the season with a 17-game hit streak. He's batting just .127/.179/.222 in 15 games since the streak ended, with just eight hits in 63 at-bats.
Fogo de Chao couldn't have asked for a better hype man than Escobar, who attributes his current tear (#FogoPower!) to the chain of Brazilian steakhouses. He's hitting .344/.417/.750 this month after helping the Twins to a 7-1 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday with a two-run homer. He's up to .313/.367/.626 on the season.
Kai Forbath, Vikings kicker (↓ DOWN)
Is this the end for "Cobra" Kai Forbath? The veteran has been shaky since replacing Blair Walsh in 2016, finishing 17th in the league with an 84.2 success rate on field goals and missing five extra-point attempts. The Vikings signed Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson last week after drafting him in the fifth round. Crucially, Carlson made all 198 of his extra-point attempts in college, an SEC record.