Twins fans in the Twin Cities and across Twins Territory got an opportunity to see the organization’s Class A affiliate Cedar Rapids Kernels Monday afternoon as the game was carried on Fox Sports North (A rebroadcast is scheduled for 6:30 if you missed it).
The Kernels put on a good show for the cameras, topping the visiting Kane County Cougars (Chicago Cubs affiliate) 6-2.
For many Twins fans, it was their first opportunity to see the Kernels in action and, more specifically, their first opportunity to see uber-prospect Byron Buxton in action.
Buxton did not disappoint.
Maybe some fans were impressed with his three hits on the day, falling just a home run short of hitting for the cycle.
But for anyone who isn’t that easy to impress, he also had a pretty amazing diving catch near the wall in deep left-center field.
For those of you who aren’t fortunate enough to get FSN on your television (and welcome to my world, by the way), here’s a little taste of what you missed. This is Byron Buxton with a triple to right-center field.
It was Buxton’s last at-bat of the day for Cedar Rapids. The question is, how many more at-bats will Buxton have in a Cedar Rapids uniform? The Midwest League first-half ends this Sunday and the All-Star game is the following Tuesday.