The StarTribune is continuing their recent campaign of more pointed Twins coverage, this time employing a byline from a new cub reporter with the very interesting name of Master Tesfatsion. Give the reporter credit for getting the story out and asking Joe the tough questions, and also give credit to Mauer for manning up, offering no excuses, and dealing with the matter straight on. (This little story offers quite a contrast to Jim Souhan, who wrote standard apologist fodder for Mauer's recent woes just over a week ago):
“Runs were at a premium and it was tough,” Mauer said. “I’m probably a lot more frustrated than those people that were booing.”
Mauer is 8-for-32 over his past eight games. During this series, he’s 2-for-12 with one RBI.
“I’m feeling pretty good actually, which is even more frustrating,” Mauer said. “I’m hitting a lot of balls hard and just not having much to show for it. Hopefully that turns here soon.”