6:28 PM EDT, Mon July 06, 2015

Mauer feeling good at the plate again

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says "it felt good to have something to show for" his good night -- four hits, including a home run -- at the plate Saturday.

Mauer, Twins drop Royals again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Joe Mauer hit a two-run homer in his first four-hit game in nearly two years, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night. Mauer, who is 13 for 28 against Royals starter Joe Blanton, homered with Brian Dozier aboard in a three-run first. Aaron Hicks’ grounder scored Trevor Plouffe, who missed the cycle by a home run, with the other run. Plouffe’s triple scored Mauer in the fifth to extend the lead to 4-0. read more

Joe Mauer's first 4-hit game since 2013 lifts Twins over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Since returning from a serious concussion in 2013, Joe Mauer had yet to experience a four-hit game.

Mauer hitting 3rd because, with Twins' options, he belongs there

Joe Mauer is far removed from what he was, and yet he's still the hitter that opposing teams are most likely to pitch around.
Twinkie Town Jul 1, 2015

Joe Mauer's Weird Season

Joe Mauer is having the worst season of his career. He's also having one of the strangest years. At Inside Edge, I have made it to a co-worker's "Top 5 Bottom" list. That is, I am one of his five least favorite people in the office. Now, it's meant to be a joke - even though he may argue otherwise - because all I've done to earn my ranking is from being "a Dozier apologist." Simply put, he doesn't like Brian Dozier, but I do, and that makes me a despicable human being, I guess. Anyway, the real truth is that I'm really a Joe Mauer apologist. No matter what, I have always supported Mauer in...

Postgame Twinsights: What did Joe Mauer say to Bob Davidson?

CINCINNATI --After swinging through a 101-mph fastball from Reds closer Aroldis Chapman to end Monday's 11-7 loss, Joe Mauer shared a few quick thoughts with plate umpire Bob Davidson. Mauer was still ticked about a pair of called strikes against him on pitches at 100 mph after he took ball one to start the all-triple-digits confrontation. "I told (Davidson) they were balls, pretty much," Mauer said. "The first two pitches, pretty clear as day they were off. I kind of had to swing at that last one because he was calling them strikes." Mauer fouled off a 1-2 pitch at 102 […] The post...
Twinkie Town Jun 28, 2015

Late homers ruin Milone's start, Brewers win 5-3

That was a disappointing end to the series. Throw in the towel on June, folks. No, it wasn't terrible. But it wasn't good, either. Even if they win their first two games in Cincinnati, the series wraps in July. After going 20-7 in May, the Twins didn't win a series in June, and head to Ohio with a 10-16 record this month. Tommy Milone and Mike Fiers traded goose eggs for six innings. Milone struck out six, four on that curve, but Brian Dozier's glove-flip to Joe Mauer to end the sixth kept Milwaukee off the board and - for a moment - looked like the play of the game. Dozier pulled that move...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 22, 2015
Twins 13, White Sox 2: Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer spark big win

Twins 13, White Sox 2: Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer spark big win

The Twins' offense was jump-started Monday by star prospects from this year and yesteryear.

Twins wins help Mauer cope with struggles at plate

He’s only batting .253, but the Twins first baseman is confident the hits will start falling in.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 18, 2015

Twins: Joe Mauer, umpires aren't seeing eye to eye on that first pitch

Joe Mauer doesn't generally take the first pitch he sees for the heck of it, or out of habit.

Vargas walk-off homer gives Twins split with Cardinals

The ninth inning home run followed one in the eighth by Joe Mauer.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 17, 2015
Twins: Joe Mauer moved to No. 2 slot as Molitor tweaks lineup

Twins: Joe Mauer moved to No. 2 slot as Molitor tweaks lineup

For just the second time this season Joe Mauer was moved up from his usual third spot in the Twins batting order to No. 2 Wednesday as manager Paul Molitor tried to jolt his moribund offense.

Twins' Mauer still productive despite dip in batting average

Joe Mauer’s .260 average is below his norm, but he’s still driving in runners.

Postgame Twinsights: What kind of season is Joe Mauer having?

The Twins produced just five baserunners in Tuesday's 2-0 loss to the Kansas City Royals. One of those came on Joe Mauer's two-out walk in the ninth inning, but he still went 0 for 3 (with a flyout to the warning track) and saw his season average drop to .260. That's the lowest it's been since he was hitting .250 on April 20, back when the season was 13 games old. Last year he was hitting just .260 as late as June 24 before finishing the year at .277, which still was the lowest average of his career. Over his […] The post Postgame Twinsights: What kind of season is Joe Mauer having?...

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