Day game after a 12-inning night game, and Joe Mauer is back in the starting lineup.
I know the Twins have an off-day on Monday. I know he just had a five-hit day. I know there's a big, big difference between having Mauer in the lineup and having Drew Butera in the lineup. I know Ron Gardenhire believes Kevin Slowey is prone to over-thinking his pitch selection.
I still don't like this. Giving Mauer today off would have been the wiser move over the long haul.