3:57 AM EDT, Tue September 01, 2015

Sano has sore hamstring, won't play tonight

Rookie slugger Miguel Sano wanted to stay in the Twins lineup for Friday's game, but manager Paul Molitor says it's not worth risking his health. Joe Mauer is also out of the lineup.

Joe Mauer has never batted with fewer runners on base than in 2015

The Twins don’t have a bad offense. It could be considered inconsistent, but heading into Friday’s they’ve scored 553 runs — tied for 10th in the majors with Houston, a team they coincidentally will face starting tonight in a three-game series at Target Field. But there is one somewhat strange thing about this year’s Twins: in spite of Joe Mauer’s overall struggles, he’s hitting .354 with runners in scoring position … yet his RBI pace (54) is so sluggish that it compares to last year (55) in almost an identical number of plate appearances (520 this year to 518 last year) even...
DRaysBay Aug 27, 2015

Rays 5 - Twins 4: Rays avoid sweep, Bullpen leads way to comeback win

The Rays needed to win this game to avoid getting swept at the hands of the Minnesota Twins and, thanks to the bullpen, they did just that. After dropping the first two games in the series at home, the Rays looked to avoid the sweep at the hands of the Minnesota Twins, one of the teams they're chasing for the final wild card spot. Looking to help in that effort, Drew Smyly took the hill as he tried to build on the scoreless outing he posted his last start in Oakland. Smyly worked a strong first inning, as he struck out two Minnesota hitters around a double by the always-on Joe Mauer....

Postgame Twinsights: Joe Mauer gets back behind the plate

BALTIMORE --A bit of nostalgia took place at Camden Yards Thursday  night as Tyler Duffey warmed up for the bottom of the eighth inning with a 15-run lead. Crouching down behind home plate to catch his first few warmup tosses was Joe Mauer, who was forced to give up the position due to a serious concussion two years ago Wednesday. "It caught my attention," Twins manager Paul Molitor said after a 15-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles. " It was kind of amusing to see him do it in some ways, to see him run off the field with a […] The post Postgame Twinsights: Joe Mauer gets back behind the...
Twinkie Town Aug 19, 2015

Yankees 8, Twins 4: A-Rod tramples the Twins again

It's an A-Bomb *sigh* from A-Rod *sigh*...... Mike Pelfrey was actually able to hold his own against CC Sabathia tonight, pitching 5.1 innings with only 1 earned run. CC "Hamburgers in my pants" Sabathia, who isn't even having that great of a year, held his own by taking a perfect game into the 5th inning. The Twins got the best of him for a moment, but alas. Here's an omen from the top of the first inning: With two outs, Joe Mauer hits a grounder to right field and is thrown out because CC Sabathia (Hamburger pants man) is able to cover first before Mauer even gets there and get Mauer out....
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 16, 2015

Joe Mauer has brief groin scare during pickoff move

Joe Mauer was able to laugh about it later, but for a brief moment on Saturday he was surprised on a baseball field for one of the rare times in his career.

Twinsights: Joe Mauer explains how he was nearly picked off

Joe Mauer was able to laugh about it later, but for a brief moment on Saturday he was surprised on a baseball field for one of the rare times in his career. Standing awkwardly with his left foot on the bag after a two-out single in the first inning, Mauer was looking across the diamond at the signs from third-base coach Gene Glynn. When Cleveland Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin whirled and made a pickoff throw anyway, Mauer instinctively moved away from a ball that was headed for his groin. “That was your natural reaction to where the ball was headed,” […] The post Twinsights: Joe...
Plain Dealer Aug 15, 2015

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians roll past Minnesota Twins. . .again

Corey Kluber threw a one-hitter as the Indians beat the Twins on Friday night at Target Field. The Twins only hit and run belonged to Joe Mauer, who homered in the fourth inning.
Columbus Dispatch Aug 14, 2015

Indians 6, Twins 1: Corey Kluber throws one-hitter in Cleveland's win

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};MINNEAPOLIS — Corey Kluber gave up just one hit - a home run by Joe Mauer in the fourth inning - in pitching his second straight complete game and leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Twinkie Town Aug 14, 2015

Kluber, Cleveland Club Twins, 6-1

The Twins had no chance on Friday. None. The deck was stacked against the Twins going into Friday's game with Cleveland.  Their AL Central rivals had defending Cy Young champ Corey Kluber going against emergency starter Trevor May, who was on a 50-pitch limit. AND THAT'S WHY YOU PLAY THE GAME! (because sometimes what you think will happen, happens) Kluber dominated the Twins on Friday night, with the only damage being done by a majestically stroked Joe Mauer dong.  It was the Twins' only hit, and Mauer will be ripped by area shitheads for not hitting a 6-run homer.  Kluber's one-hit...
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 9, 2015
Indians 8, Twins 1: Corey Kluber takes no-hit bid into seventh as Indians cruise past Twins

Indians 8, Twins 1: Corey Kluber takes no-hit bid into seventh as Indians cruise past Twins

CLEVELAND: Corey Kluber took yet another bid for a no-hitter deep into a game and the Indians’ offense again fired on all cylinders in an 8-1 win over the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on Sunday afternoon.Kluber (7-12) was as strong as he’s been all season, throwing a complete game and allowing one run on three hits to go with 10 strikeouts. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, when Joe Mauer ended the bid with a single to left field with two outs.“He established right from the first hitter that he was going to get strike one,” Indians manager Terry Francona said....

Mauer: Proud that Twins fought back

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer says he was happy that the Twins brought go-ahead run to the plate in the ninth, even though they couldn't complete the rally.
Twinkie Town Aug 5, 2015

Comeback falls short as Twins lose 9-7

It was a rough start for rookie Tyler Duffey, who fell victim to a potent Toronto lineup. The Twins started the night off with a crooked inning, something they haven't been doing lately. An RBI single by Miguel Sano scored Hicks from first. Plouffe later doubled scoring Mauer and Sano, giving the Twins and rookie Tyler Duffey a 3-0 lead. The 3 runs in the first were more than they had scored in the previous two games (2). It was a rough first start for Tyler Duffey, who seemed to be a bit rattled, understandably, by nerves. Also, there are probably easier lineups to face for a first start...

Postgame Twinsights: What about Joe Mauer in the leadoff spot?

TORONTO --Paul Molitor hinted after Tuesday's 3-1 loss that he's prepared to drop Brian Dozier and his team-high 23 homers out of the leadoff spot in order to jumpstart his moribund offense. Just don't look for slumping Joe Mauer to replace him there. "I’m not really thinking about Joe leading off," Molitor said in response to a question. "I’m thinking about maybe some other people but I’m not really thinking about Joe." Since hitting two homers in a five-day span in early July, Mauer has gone cold. Over his past 20 games (81 plate appearances), Mauer is hitting .223 with […] The post...

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