As the Twins have dropped further and further in the standings, one of the few bright spots that leaves us looking to tune in has been Jim Thome and his quest for 600 home runs. He last homered on August 4th, giving him 598 for his Hall of Fame career, and there was a decent chance that he might be able to reach that milestone at home.
But as this six game home stand comes to an end, Thome still finds himself at 598. He’ll have one last chance to get there tonight, but the odds are long. The last time Thome had a multiple home run game, it was in May, and he has been slumping as of late, like the rest of the team.
From here, Thome watch moves to Cleveland, as the Twins hit the road again. If he can’t get to 600 at home, it would be fitting, in a way, if he reached the milestone in Cleveland. It was there that Thome started his illustrious career, and it is at J
acobs Progressive Field, where Thome has hit the most home runs of his career, 192, and where he was a key component of the Indians revival as an American League power in the mid and late 1990’s.