|Joe Mauer brings home the first run of the game Saturday,|
scoring from first on a double that didn't reach the warning track.
And, yeah, Mauer hasn't been up to his usual high standards. His slash line entering today — .298/.396/.377 — is well below his career .322/.404/.465.
But I'll note here that Mauer's subpar start is still better than that of Miguel Cabrera (.282/.327/.427). Or Prince Fielder (.209/.326/309). Or Chris Davis (.250/.372/.382).
Point being: It's still mighty early. Mauer is still a quality hitter.