Joe Mauer Day

I got nothin’ today. Or rather, no energy left to come up with somethin’. As I type this, Randy Johnson has been perfect through 3 1/3, having struck out the first five batters he faced (and none of the next four). He’s too old for that sort of thing.

Mauer certainly didn’t disappoint tonight. In his first time up, he took two balls before smacking a home run to the opposite field. Next time up, he took two strikes before lacing a double down the left-field line, later scoring. Next time up, he took three balls and a strike, then a fourth ball, scoring on Morneau’s home run. So, having seen 11 pitches and swung the bat only twice, he’d already been on base and scored three times. Two swings, three runs. Next time up he fouled oen off and grounded into a double play, but still. If you’re a Twins fan, today was like Opening Day #2.

Back tomorrow with something for real.


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