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They were down and out.  The Twins were 7 games behind the Tigers early in September and were still 3 games out of first place with only 4 games to go in the season.


And then it was time for some Metrodome magic!!!


They swept 3 games from the Royals to force a one game “play-in” against Detroit.  Then the Metrodome was reconfigured for a little football game between the Vikings and the Packers.  And finally it was regular season game 163 for the Tigers and the Twins.


162 games was not enough.  162 games plus 9 innings was not enough.  The Metrodome required 163 games plus 3 extra inning before it would release its regular season claim on the Minnesota Twins (next year they will play outdoor baseball at the newly constructed Target Field).


The Dome may not be a great place for watching summer baseball, but it become a place of magic during the post-season!!!


evil empire

And now the post-season is here.  Tonight the Minnesota Twins start a 5-game series against the Evil Empire. The Twins, a small-market team with a total payroll of $65.3 million, will face off with the Yankees a team whose $201.5 million salary is over triple their own.

So who will prevail in this David vs Goliath match-up?

Will it be the all-star elite of the money machine from the Big Apple?

Or can that cast of mighty unknowns led by Bionic Joe Mauer find a little more magic for their fans in the Metrodome?

GO TWINS!!!!!

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GO, GO, BIONIC JOE!!!

Joe Mauer - The Bionic Catcher
Joe Mauer – The Bionic Catcher

Although the Minnesota Twins have been struggling lately, that is no fault of Bionic Joe’s.  Mauer had another great performance yesterday (3 for 5 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI) .

For the month of August, Bionic Joe is hitting .485 (1st) with 7 home runs (2nd-T), 20 RBI (1st-T), 15 runs (2nd-T) and an OPS of 1.409 (1st).

For the season:

  • Ave: .383
  • HR: 25
  • RBI: 77
  • OPS: 1.101

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GO, GO, BIONIC JOE!!!

Joe Mauer - The Bionic Catcher
Joe Mauer – The Bionic Catcher

After missing the month of April to receive his bionic implants, Joe Mauer finally has enough at-bats to qualify for the batting race.  So your official AL batting leader (and he leads the majors) is Joe Mauer who is now batting .388.

Yesterday featured another great performance for Mauer.  He was 3 for 5 with 2 RBI’s and gave another demonstration of his new bionics by belting out his 15th homer.   Prior to his surgery this spring, Mauer had never hit more than 13 homers in an entire season (did I mention he missed all of April).


For the season:

  • Ave: .388
  • HR: 15
  • RBI: 47
  • OPS: 1.118

(did I mention he missed all of April)

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Twins All-Stars Morneau & Mauer
Twins All-Stars Morneau & Mauer

Justin Morneau & Joe Mauer helped the Twins to a 2-1 series victory over the first-place Detroit Tigers this weekend and were deservedly named to the 2009 All-Star Team.

Check out these impressive numbers:

Batting Average:

Mauer – .389 (1st in AL)
Morneau – .323 (5th in AL)

Home Runs:

Morneau – 21 (2nd in AL)
Mauer – 14

RBI:

Morneau – 69 (2nd in AL)
Mauer – 45

Runs:

Morneau – 56 (t-8th in AL)
Mauer – 47

Total Bases:

Morneau – 188 (1st in AL)
Mauer – 140

OPS (On-base plus Slugging percentage):

Mauer – 1.113 (1st in AL)
Morneau – 1.000 (2nd in AL)

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GO, GO, BIONIC JOE!!!

Joe Mauer - The Bionic Catcher
Joe Mauer – The Bionic Catcher

Another game, another great performance for Bionic Joe:

Against the Royals today Joe Mauer was 3 for 3 with two walks, a run scored, and 1 RBI.

For the season:

  • Ave: .392
  • HR: 14
  • RBI: 44
  • OPS: 1.133

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Today’s victory for the Minnesota Twins came courtesy of great performances from Justin, Jason, Joe, Joe, and Joe

– those Power J’s!

Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau, Jason Kubel, and Joe Crede were a combined 8 for 17 with 1 home run, 1 double, 4 RBI’s, and 3 runs scored.

Then Joe Nathan came in for the save!

Thanks, Power J’s!!!!!

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GO, GO, BIONIC JOE!!!

Joe Mauer - The Bionic Catcher
Joe Mauer – The Bionic Catcher

Another game, another great performance for Bionic Joe:

Against the Pirates tonight Joe Mauer was 4 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored, and 1 RBI.

For the season:

  • Ave: .429
  • HR: 13
  • RBI: 41
  • OPS: 1.253

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