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Royals deal Twins gut-wrenching defeat in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Cain led off the bottom of the 10th with a double, went to third on a wild pitch by Aaron Thompson (1-3) and scored on Jarrod Dyson's fielder's choice grounder to first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Royals deal Twins gut-wrenching defeat in 10 innings

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lorenzo Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Cain led off the bottom of the 10th with a double, went to third on a wild pitch by Aaron Thompson (1-3) and scored on Jarrod Dyson's fielder's choice grounder to first baseman...
Via Fox Sports North
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hey Some Sports Stuff Happened

Some of you who still actually read this blog have noticed I haven't posted in a while.  Mostly because I was driving across the country to Utah with my wife and two idiot kids.  We covered more than 2,500 miles and traveled in Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah over the last 15 days, spending nights in 3 different hotel rooms and 2 different condos.  We saw...
Via Down with Goldy
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas hits winning HR with 2 outs in 9th; Twins sweep Cards

  The Minnesota Twins have been struggling to score this month, with Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas at the top of the slump list. Well, guess who hit the home runs to tie and win the game in the last two innings? Vargas hit a solo shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Thursday, lifting the Twins to a 2-1 victory and a two-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals. ''It's always...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

In defense of drafting Taylor Ward

When the Angels drafted Fresno State catcher Taylor Ward with their first round pick in this year’s draft, the reaction was… less than positive. Angels going with Taylor Ward, lots of folks do a face palm. — Scott (@ScottyA_MWAH) June 9, 2015 I heard Taylor Ward earlier today and winced uncontrollably. Then the Angels chose him. Stupidest FO in baseball, hands down. ...
Via Monkey with a Halo
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: the surprise team nobody seems to notice

Look at the AL Central standings and tell me who sits atop that division. It’s not the Kansas City Royals who everybody seems to be praising nor is it the Detroit Tigers who people never like to count out. It’s the Minnesota Twins and they lead the division in June. The shameful thing is the Twins don’t seem to be getting any credit for this. People are talking about the Houston...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Twins' Joe Mauer drives in three runs on slow-rolling single

Here's something you don't see every day. During Tuesday's Twins-Pirates game, Joe Mauer was at the center of one of the stranger scoring plays we've seen in a while. With the bases loaded, Mauer smacked a slow-rolling single to left-center and this is what happened: It's not everyday you see three runs score on a ground ball single, but with two outs and a full count, the runners...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Hunter, Mauer lead Twins past Tigers 6-2

DETROIT (AP) Torii Hunter homered and Joe Mauer hit a bases-loaded triple, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Detroit Tigers 6-2 on Wednesday night. Ricky Nolasco (3-1) allowed two unearned runs in 5 1/3 innings for the win. Nolasco came in with a 9.00 ERA, but gave up only four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Kyle Lobstein (3-3) allowed six runs and seven hits...
Via AP on Fox
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: My franchise four

This year MLB.com decided to have an open fan poll to decide each major league franchise’s best four players. The voting closes today and the results will be revealed during the All-Star Game on July 14th. Debates have been raging for years on who would be on each team’s “Mt. Rushmore” of players. The time has now come to settle the debate, although I’m sure the arguments...
Via isportsweb.com
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

HIGHLIGHT: Mauer powers Twins past Mariners

Joe Mauer drove in three runs in the Twins' 4-3 extra-innings win in Seattle. Minnesota Twins
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Seattle Mariners series recap

The Minnesota Twins took two of three games against the Seattle Mariners this weekend to move to 8-10 on the season. This was their first series against a team not in the AL Central and it is their third series win out of their last four played. After their horrendous 1-6 start, the sky was falling in the Twin Cities but they have played much better as of late and are now only...
Via isportsweb.com
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins come through in 11th for series win in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) -- Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday. Mauer got three hits and drove in three runs. In addition to his first triple of the season, he had an RBI double as the Twins won for the third time in four games. Seth Smith hit his first home run of the year and also doubled for...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer's triple in 11th lifts Twins over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins over the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Sunday. Mauer got three hits and drove in three runs. In addition to his first triple of the season, he had an RBI double as the Twins won for the third time in four games. Seth Smith hit his first home run of the year and also doubled for the...
Via AP on Fox
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins dominated in opening series

The Minnesota Twins were swept by the Detroit Tigers in their opening series to start the year off 0-3. It was an expected outcome considering the Twins finished fifth in the AL Central last year while the Tigers were division champs. What wasn’t expected was just how poor the Twins played. They were outscored 22-1 in the three games, went the first 24 innings of the season without...
Via isportsweb.com
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer hits 1st spring homer, Twins beat Phillies

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the spring and the Minnesota Twins beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-1 Saturday. Mauer hit a two-run drive to right field. The three-time AL batting champion has spent extra time working off a tee with hitting coach Tom Brunansky, often focusing on getting the lefty-hitting Mauer to pull the ball hard to right. Mauer hasn...
Via AP on Fox
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

What Ever Happened To Joe Mauer?

  Six years ago, Joe Mauer was at the top of his game. He had won his first and only MVP in 2009, he was the cover athlete on not just one, but two video games, and commercial deals were coming in faster than he could appear in them. Everything seemed to be going right for the Minnesota Twins‘ catcher. Snap back to reality and the tides have certainly turned against him. Somehow...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins to win over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of a sellout crowd at refurbished Hammond Stadium. Orioles...
Via AP on Fox
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer as Joey Votto

2014 was not a normal year for the two Joes. Both Joey Votto and Joe Mauer dealt with fallout from injuries, with Votto not having effective use of his lower half, and Mauer possibly dealing with lingering effects of a concussion sustained in 2013. For both players, the injuries affected overall production when they played, […]
Via Fangraphs
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hometown boys Molitor, Mauer trying to turn Twins around

On a chilly winter afternoon in St. Paul, two St. Paul natives sat down for lunch at a St. Paul restaurant and did what St. Paul guys do - they talked about what it's going to take to fix the Minnesota Twins. The only thing that separated this conversation from hundreds of others that occur in the restaurant on a daily basis was these two guys could actually do something about it...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Mauer hopes to reap rewards of healthy offseason

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- If there's anyone who could give Joe Mauer some hitting advice, it's Paul Molitor. The latter, Minnesota's new manager, is a Hall of Famer with 3,319 career hits. The former is a six-time All-Star, a three-time batting champion and a former American League MVP. Yet despite a down year for Mauer in 2014 by his standards, Molitor isn't sure there's much more he...
Via Fox Sports North
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer to Hit No Lower Than Third in Order

First year Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor still doesn’t know what the batting order on Opening Day will look this in April, but he guarantees that first baseman Joe Mauer will bat no lower than third. The 2009 American League MVP and six-time All-Star is coming off arguably the worst year of his career after he batted just .277 in 2014, while being limited to just 120 games...
Via Baseball Essential
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Youth Movement Continues At Catcher

From 2005-2013 the Minnesota Twins had the best catcher in the American League, arguably in the Major Leagues. That argument would be going against a 6x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove winner, 5x Silver Slugger, and an MVP winner Joe Mauer. Then Mauer moved to first base for health reasons, in steps Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki managed to fill the void by being voted to the All-Star game with his...
Via Hot Stove MLB
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins hoping for more production from Joe Mauer

The one player the Minnesota Twins have been able to count on the most the past ten years has been Joe Mauer. His .319 career batting average, three league batting titles, and one MVP award put him in the conversation for greatest hitter in Twins history. He has led the Twins to three division titles so far in his career, and with a young team this season, they are counting on him...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mauer, Molitor see a lot of themselves in each other

MINNEAPOLIS -- Joe Mauer sat across the table from Paul Molitor at an undisclosed St. Paul eatery, two luminaries of capital city baseball royalty charged with returning the state to professional diamond relevance. Neither of them would unveil where they met for lunch recently -- "I don't want to say it," Mauer said, "because then it won't be as quiet" -- but it's a place Mauer frequents...
Via Fox Sports North
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #200: Joe Mauer, 1B, MIN

When I started writing this profile on Joe Mauer, two thoughts popped into my head: I can’t wait until we’re beyond the fringe top 200 Mauer without catcher eligibility is a pretty worthless player Though Mauer failed to catch a single inning in 2014, he still maintained eligibility due to his 75 games played at the position in 2013. That eligibility gave him some semblance...
Via Baseball Professor
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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