Sunday, May 4, 2014

Pic of the Week

Joe Mauer brings home the first run of the game Saturday,
scoring from first on a double that didn't reach the warning track.
The #BooMauer crowd has been out in force this season, wailing over Mauer's poor April.

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.

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