Skip to main content
Publish date:

Willians Astudillo rounding third steals the glory from Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi

We could watch Astudillo round third base a million times.

Wednesday's Twins game hit the trifecta for fans. 

  1. They beat the Yankees to win the series.
  2. Jake Odorizzi almost pitched a no-hitter.
  3. The highlight of the year came from an unexpected source. 

Sure, Odorizzi was awesome and earned a rare chance to tip his cap after coming within five outs of pitching a no-hitter.

But Willians Astudillo's race from first base to home plate on Max Kepler's double in the seventh inning resulted in what will undoubtedly live forever as the only thing really worth remembering from this rough and tumble 2018 season. 

"I just wanted to show that chubby people also run," said Astudillo after the game. 

Mission accomplished for the lovable 5-foot-9, 225-pound viral sensation.

What's even crazier is that Astudillo is getting way more attention than Joe Mauer, who told LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune that he's considering retiring after the season. It's unbelievable. 

It's extremely difficult to hit a walk-off homer and then days later become a living meme.

Astudillo did both in the past week, all while stealing the thunder from Odorizzi, who took a no-hitter into the eighth inning against a team that has made the Twins its personal punching bag for the last two decades. 

Who says the baseball season is too long? As long as gold like this keeps flowing, we're all in. 

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-11-25 at 7.53.37 AM

Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

hospital, emergency room

Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win

The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils

Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.

Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 4.10.54 PM

Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home

Police say he's not believed to be in danger.

vote, election

7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results

There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.

child vaccine pexels

How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?

The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.

police lights

Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury

Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

1 dead after driver crashes into stalled vehicle on shoulder

The vehicle stopped on the side of the road was unoccupied at the time.


Willians Astudillo

Watch: Willians Astudillo launches homer against Orioles

Astudillo is fighting or a spot on the 25-man roster.

Willians Astudillo

Willians Astudillo joins growing list of injured Twins

Buxton, Gonzalez, Schoop, Cruz, Rosario and Kepler have all been dinged up recently.

Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi the latest Twin to be placed on the injured list

The Twins hope he's ready to pitch again after the All-Star break.

Jose Berrios

Jose Berrios replaces Jake Odorizzi on All-Star team

Berrios is very deserving of being an All-Star.

Luis Arraez

Twins unveil playoff roster for ALDS against Yankees

Willians Astudillo is not on the playoff roster for the ALDS.

Jake Odorizzi

Will the Twins submit a qualifying offer to Jake Odorizzi?

Odorizzi has had an up and down 2019 season.

Twins offer Odorizzi deal, let Gibson, Pineda become free agents

Minnesota could still sign Gibson and Pineda as free agents.