Skip to main content
Publish date:

Watch: Max Kepler tosses bat, admires long home ru....double off the top of the wall

Kepler was a little bit too confident on this one.
Author:

You know that Homer Simpson GIF where he slowly fades back into the bushes? 

That's probably close to how Max Kepler feels after he spent a couple of precious seconds admiring what he thought was a no-doubt-about-it home run only to watch it hit off the top of the wall at Target Field on Monday night. 

Kepler has some pop, but as a guy who has yet to hit 20 homers in a season, he might want to rethink tossing his bat and staring down a long ball until he's REALLY sure it's gone. 

Kepler clearly thinks he hit the ball out of the park, even putting his head down and starting a home run trot down the first-base line before realizing it wasn't gone. 

Kepler wound up with at second base with a two-run double to tie the game 2-2 in the fifth inning, but he was thrown out at home plate on Eduardo Escobar's single in the next at-bat.

Had he sprinted out of the box he might've been able to leg out a triple and score the go-ahead run with ease, but that didn't happen. 

Next Up

940 Margaret St, St Paul, MN 55106, United States - May 2019 (1)

4-year-old girl struck by hit-and-run driver in St. Paul

The girl was struck by the driver around 5 p.m. Monday.

Minneapolis police

Baby found safe inside car that was stolen in south Minneapolis

The incident happened near 32nd Street and Chicago Avenue around 7 p.m.

Anthony Edwards

Ant puts on a show to help Timberwolves beat Pacers

A third-quarter surge gave the Timberwolves their seventh win in their past eight games.

Mikko Koivu

Wild to retire Mikko Koivu's No. 9 jersey

Koivu will be the first player in franchise history to have his number retired.

Boebert-Omar - Flickr Gage Skidmore

Rep. Boebert refuses to apologize for Islamophobic comment toward Rep. Omar

A phone call Monday between the two lawmakers ended abruptly.

Patrick Peterson

Vikings place Patrick Peterson on COVID-19/reserve list

The Vikings cornerback said he was vaccinated in August.

flickr - thin ice warning - USFWS Midwest

'Numerous' reports of eager anglers falling through ice

Conditions are still unpredictable, and can vary even across a single body of water.

covid

Minnesota health officials watching closely for omicron variant

Health leaders do not yet know how transmissible or severe the new variant is.

school bus stop pixabay

School bus driver charged in fatal hit-and-run will plead guilty

Another motorist told the driver to call 911, but he instead got on the bus and drove off, charges say.

Franconia Sculpture Park - Lorie Shaull - Flickr

5 outdoor destinations to explore around the Twin Cities

There's something for everyone on this list of overlooked spots.

Child mental health counseling

As pandemic continues, so do efforts to improve child mental health access

Children's Minnesota has announced it will open its first inpatient mental health facility for under 18s.

Dalvin Cook

Mixed reports on Dalvin Cook's injury status

The Vikings running back could miss two games...or he could play Sunday.

Related

Max Kepler

Twins lose to Indians; Max Kepler leaves with injury

Max Kepler left the game with an apparent injury.

Max Kepler

Watch: Kepler blasts 3 homers for 2nd time against Cleveland

The Twins beat the Indians 5-4 Thursday night.

Max Kepler

Max Kepler crushes two home runs as Twins win season opener

The Twins picked up where they left off with a 10-5 win over the White Sox.