Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has taken some recent criticism for not swinging at the first pitch. So, of course, on Wednesday his two-run single vs. Detroit came after taking strike one and working the count full. Classic Mauer.
If you prefer your draft coverage with less hype, less time consumed and still plenty of local angles, maybe try watching the WNBA draft (6-7 p.m. Thursday, ESPN2). Local product Nia Coffey, daughter of ex-Gopher Richard Coffey, is bound to be chosen in the top 10. The Lynx, meanwhile, pick 12th.
"The Twins have yet to get 10 hits in a game in 2017. We need another bat in the line up. Gave up the slam today, but only six hits allowed. For the most part the pitchers are doing their part."
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"Byron Buxton leads the league in swing and misses with 32. ... When he has swung the bat this year he has whiffed 44 percent of the time."