Kennys Vargas #19
Since getting called up from the Minors on July 4; 26-year-old switch-hitting Minnesota Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas has displayed his power from both sides of the plate. Today, Vargas hit two home runs in the same game for the first time in his young MLB career. In fact, not only did he hit two homers, but they were from each side of the plate. Vargas hit a solo homer in the second inning off Houston Astros right-hander Doug Fister while batting left-handed before hitting a two-run homer in the eighth inning off left-handed Astros pitcher Tony Sipp batting right handed. Vargas finished the memorable day 2-for-5 with two runs and 3 RBIs. Q
UOTE: “Kennys being a switch-hitter, is a nice advantage to have. It hasn’t been a lot of at-bats, but he’s showed power,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “It’s hard for me. I’m used to playing every day. I’ve tried to get used to it. So I’m working on it,” Vargas said.
FACT: Vargas joins Roy Smalley, Chili Davis and Ryan Doumit as the only Twins players to homer from both sides in a game.