Andrew Romine is having a grand season so far. A few fans gave a side-eyed look to today’s lineup when Romine was given the start in centerfield over rookie JaCoby Jones. Now those questioning glances have turned to cheers, as Romine has hit his first career grand slam.
You can't stop Andrew Romine. You can only hope to contain him. pic.twitter.com/B1jRIteJBH— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) April 12, 2017
After a shaky start from Michael Fulmer and several efficient innings from Kyle Gibson, it looked as if the Twins might have the best of the Tigers. In the bottom of the fourth, everything flipped, and it was all capped off by the triumphant home run from Romine that tipped the score in the Tigers’ direction.
Naturally, fans online lost their minds.
Andrew Romine, who can do everything everywhere gets his first Grand Slam for the tigers ! https://t.co/OeIg8Wl7ed— Sharon Dunbar (@Lynne19646yahoo) April 12, 2017
April 12, 2017: the day Andrew Romine became MVP of the Detroit Tigers— Jess (@OhhhManItsJessy) April 12, 2017
With Andrew Romine's grand slam, the Tigers have homered in 8 straight games to start the season, establishing a franchise record. pic.twitter.com/CS3Ov3csti— In Play! Magazine (@InPlayMagazine) April 12, 2017
ROMINE?!?— sean (@SeanCramer02) April 12, 2017
this tigers team is gonna be really hard not to root for if guys like andrew romine and tyler collins keep producing.— sewer alligator (@KeithBrosch) April 12, 2017
And let’s just take a moment to appreciate Romine’s bat flip. Well deserved.
Even MLB itself didn’t know how to act.