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Twinkie Town Apr 24, 2018
Ranking Joe Mauer among MLB’s all-time hometown players

Ranking Joe Mauer among MLB’s all-time hometown players

How does Mauer stack up against MLB’s pantheon of Hometown Heroes? Baseball Savant’s Daren Willman released a time-lapse video late last year on a subject that, as an erstwhile competitive ballplayer from the baseball “coldbed” of Minnesota, has long fascinated me: the birthplaces of our American MLBers. Breaking down the US states where @mlb players were born by season pic.twitter.com/lHVvYLNzrB— Daren Willman (@darenw) October 12, 2017 Willman’s video provides an enlightening glimpse into America’s shifting demographics and more seismic social changes through a...
DRaysBay Apr 23, 2018
Rays 8, Twins 6: Carlos Gomez walkoff completes the sweep

Rays 8, Twins 6: Carlos Gomez walkoff completes the sweep

Oh, how sweet it is. Rays came into this game looking for their 4th win in a row and second consecutive series win. They would send Official starter #4 Yonny Chirinos to the mound to face off against Phil Hughes and the Lefy heavy Twins. Yonny's Start Yonnys first ”official” start was good but not great. He seemed as if he was missing his spots, but only walked Joe Mauer (twice) and struck out 6. He did give up a home run to Eduardo Escobar and an RBI single to the previous game’s grand slam hitter Eddie Rosario after a Dozier single and Mauer walked. Chirinos only lasted 4.2 innings...
Puckett's Pond Apr 21, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Forget Joe Mauer’s Contract and celebrate his acheivements

The Minnesota Twins have been able to watch a great baseball player in Joe Mauer, but his contract has clouded many fan’s perceptions of him. The Minnesota Twins for the past 14 years have been graced by one of the better baseball players in MLB history. From a number one overall pick, to a star […] Minnesota Twins: Forget Joe Mauer’s Contract and celebrate his acheivements - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Apr 20, 2018
Rays 8, Twins 7: SpanSpanSpanSpan

Rays 8, Twins 7: SpanSpanSpanSpan

At least Wilson Ramos didn’t kill the Twins. Gomez helped, though. Enjoy this nugget from MLB’s Gameday: “Carlos Gomez grounds into a double play, second baseman Brian Dozier to shortstop Eduardo Escobar to first baseman Joe Mauer. Denard Span out at 2nd.” Trippy, eh? That’s pretty much tonight’s game all over. Hope you celebrated 4/20 accordingly. Span had himself quite the ballgame, driving in both the go-ahead and Go-Ahead-More scoring plays, stealing a base, and walking off the Rays win ... kind of? With two outs and Johnny Field on third, Span bounced one to Mauer, who...
Puckett's Pond Apr 18, 2018

Minnesota Twins: A Look around Twins Territory, Mauer and the Hall

The Minnesota Twins have some great writers covering them. “A look around Twins Territory” is small a collection in one place for Puckett’s Pond readers. One of the greatest things about writing about the Minnesota Twins at Puckett’s Pond is that we are no different than most of you reading us. We are fans. And […] Minnesota Twins: A Look around Twins Territory, Mauer and the Hall - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Apr 13, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Is Joe Mauer the last of a dying breed?

The Minnesota Twins celebrated Joe Mauer getting his 2,000th hit on Thursday night. Is he the last of a dying breed of player? Minnesota Twins fans have had a love/hate affair with hometown boy Joe Mauer over his career with the Twins, but there were no such reservations on Thursday night as Target Field was […] Minnesota Twins: Is Joe Mauer the last of a dying breed? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Lookout Landing Apr 13, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/13/18: Dee Gordon, Joe Mauer, and Colin Kaepernick

Mariners Moose Tracks, 4/13/18: Dee Gordon, Joe Mauer, and Colin Kaepernick

T.G.I.F. Good morning and happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a great week and are ready for this weekend series between the Mariners and A’s. Here are some links to get your day started. In Mariners news... Kyle Seager is feeling good at the plate thanks to some advice he received from Mike Zunino. Dee Gordon’s positive attitude has really impressed the Mariners so far, writes Corey Brock at The Athletic. Around the league... Congrats to Joe Mauer! Joe Mauer joins Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew with 2,000 hits in a Twins uniform. Mauer's next milestone?Most times on base in...
The Denver Post Apr 13, 2018

Joe Mauer reaches 2,000 hits with Minnesota Twins

Joe Mauer reached 2,000 career hits and Jose Berrios struck out 11 in seven innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0 on Thursday night.
Twinkie Town Apr 13, 2018
Joe Mauer becomes third player in Twins history with 2000 hits

Joe Mauer becomes third player in Twins history with 2000 hits

It was a celebratory and emotional night at Target Field for the hometown hero and his fans. Thursday night was a special one for the Twins and their hometown son, Joe Mauer, as he smacked another one of those singles up the middle for the 2000th hit of his career. Mauer is only the third player to get 2000 hits in a Twins uniform, along with Hall of Famers Rod Carew and the team’s all-time hits leader, Kirby Puckett. Joe even got his 2000th hit off some White Sox guy literally named Bummer. Joe Mauer got career hit No. 2000! @fsnorthpic.twitter.com/3mvIQ0DJj7— SB Nation (@SBNation)...

Joe Mauer, Mr. 2000

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer collected two hits on Thursday to join the 2,000 hit club
Puckett's Pond Apr 11, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer approaching a career hits milestone

The Minnesota Twins have the chance to watch Joe Mauer reach another career milestone this week as Mauer will reach 2,000 career hits. The Minnesota Twins have seen a resurgence in success in large part due to the emergence of several young players. Mixed into that group has also been one veteran who has experienced […] Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer approaching a career hits milestone - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Apr 11, 2018
What’s causing Logan Morrison’s struggles?

What’s causing Logan Morrison’s struggles?

Logan Morrison signed with the Twins to add more power to the lineup, but right now he’s done little more than hit like a pitcher. When the Twins signed Logan Morrison at the end of February, it was a bit surprising to see the organization add another 1B/DH when they already had Joe Mauer, Miguel Sano, Kennys Vargas, and Robbie Grossman on the active roster. However, Morrison’s asking price had dropped significantly, even after hitting .246/.353/.516 with a career-high 38 home runs. Ultimately Vargas was jettisoned to make room for Morrison. However, we’ve seen anything but the...
Twinkie Town Apr 11, 2018
Twins 4, Astros 1: Walks will win

Twins 4, Astros 1: Walks will win

Despite an erratic start, the Twins rise above .500 with a win Both starters (Dallas Keuchel and Jake Odorizzi) agreed they hated accuracy and had very hard times throwing strikes, walking a completely exaggerated 400 billion people. In fact, Jake Odoriferous walked the first batter of his first 3 innings, but thanks to some timely double plays, only one of those walks would haunt. The Twins first started with a reversed call that gave Brian Dozier and infield single. Joe Mauer then walked as he tends to do. Miguel Sano managed to advance them over with a productive out, which allowed...

Twins start LaMarre, Grossman, Garver against Astros lefty Keuchel

Manager Paul Molitor is using his righthanded hitting lineup against Houston, although Joe Mauer and Logan Morrison will also play.
Twinkie Town Apr 10, 2018
Tuesday Twins: Joe Mauer gave his MVP award to his parents

Tuesday Twins: Joe Mauer gave his MVP award to his parents

Because of course he did. Plus, an update on Ervin Santana, good defense, and Louie Anderson. Yo, here da links: Joe Mauer doesn’t display any of his numerous awards in his house... because he gave them to his parents. “My parents have the MVP trophy (from 2009) and a couple other things,” he told La Velle E. Neal III. The Sporting News wrote about the one funny trick the Twins did to make them a playoff contenders (and it didn’t involved pills or powders... I think?) Ervin Santana wasn’t expected to be back from his finger surgery until at least May but Twins Daily thinks it’s...

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