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Twinkie Town Sep 25, 2015

Joe Mauer sets Twins record

Joe Mauer's place in Twins history is pretty well cemented. Here's yet another accolade for one of the best hitters to ever play for the organization. It's been a tough year for Joe Mauer. A decade of being a spectacular player has given way to a player who has struggled just to be a shell of his former self, in 2015 posting the worst triple slash of his career to date. It seems forever ago, but this is the guy who, in 2012 and 2013, hit a combined .321/.410/.460. This year and last haven't been as kind, as we know, and his triple slash has sunk to .271/.350/.375 in that period. Perhaps...

Mauer humbled to break Allison's record

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says it's humbling to surpass Bob Allison's franchise record by reaching base in 43 consecutive games.

Indians fall to Minnesota Twins 3-1; Michael Brantley leaves with shoulder injury

The Indians had a tough night Tuesday, falling to the Minnesota Twins 3-1 in a much-needed game and losing Michael Brantley to a shoulder injury. Brantley is currently being evaluated for a right shoulder injury after he hurt it while attempting to make a diving catch on an RBI-triple by Aaron Hicks in the third inning. That put the Twins up 1-0, and Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer each followed with doubles to push their lead to 3-0. Brantley left the game at that point and was replaced in left field by Michael Martinez. Danny Salazar took the loss for the Indians and fell to 13-9 this...

Analysis: Why does Joe Mauer have only one career walk-off hit?

Joe Mauer came to the plate Wednesday in the bottom of the 10th of a tie game, with runners on first and second and nobody out. It was a tailor-made situation for a walk-off hit — something a FSN graphic showed is very rare. During Mauer’s at-bat, the stat flashed up: Mauer has just one career walk-off hit and it came more than eight years ago on July 15, 2007 against the A’s. That wasn’t just a long time ago. It was before Mauer’s MVP season, before two of his batting titles and before two Twins AL Central-winning teams. The Twins have won 720 games that Mauer has played in his...
Twinkie Town Sep 17, 2015

Thursday morning breakfast & baseball: Joe Mauer, Glen Perkins, Eddie Rosario, Wild Card

Happy Thursday, Twins fans. Let's get you started off on the right foot. Losing two of three to the Tigers isn't how we wanted the early-week series to go. Let's talk about a couple of other things not explicitly about the Twins losing. Joe Mauer's on-base streak has reached 36 games, having gone 4-for-12 versus Detroit with three walks. He's hitting .285/.380/.394 during that streak, which is still pretty far off of what Mauer was at his best - but it's still better than we've seen for most of 2015. He's also walked and struck out 12 times in September, which is much more...
Twinkie Town Sep 16, 2015

Trending Towards A More Balanced Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier used to carry some pretty severe platoon splits, but he has been gradually evening them out over time. Mother effing Brian Dozier. Am I right? Currently the team's leader in WAR, usurping the title of "best player" from Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier has turned into quite the player on the Minnesota Twins roster. Nobody could have expected this after his ho-hum 2012 debut season when he hit only .234/.271/.332 with subpar defense at shortstop. Although his batting average has hovered right around .240 ever since, he learned how to draw a walk and hit for more power while making a...
Twinkie Town Sep 15, 2015

Recap: Twins 7, Tigers 1

Offense thumps to 13 hits and Tyler Duffy strikes out seven in win over Detroit. After a lengthy road trip the Twins kicked off their ten game homestand with a opening series win over the Tigers. Every starter but Brian Dozier (who did reach twice) collected a hit as Minnesota put up crooked numbers in the first and second inning. Trevor Plouffe drove in Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano to get the scoring going with a double in the first inning. Torii Hunter and Kurt Suzuki adding to the party too with RBI singles of their own. After the four run first, Miguel Sano and Eduardo Escobar had RBI of...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Sep 13, 2015
Joe Mauer's on-base streak reaches 33 games

Joe Mauer's on-base streak reaches 33 games

CHICAGO -- Twins first baseman Joe Mauer walked and singled in a run Sunday, extending his on-base streak to 33 games.

Postgame Twinsights: Joe Mauer closes in on personal on-base record

CHICAGO --Twins first baseman Joe Mauer walked and singled in a run Sunday, extending his on-base streak to 33 games. Incredibly, for a guy with a .395 career-on-base percentage, that’s just two shy of his career-long, set from Sept. 11, 2009 to April 18, 2010. This is already his longest on-base streak within a single season. The last time Mauer failed to reach base was Aug. 6 at Toronto. “We spent a lot of time this year trying to analyze Joe’s year,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said. “I just think about what I feel he still does for our team […] The post Postgame Twinsights: Joe...

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