Mr Consistency Joe Mauer picked up career hit No 2000 and it was almost exactly the same as his first
Twins veteran Joe Mauer headed into the 2018 season just 14 base hits shy of 2,000 for his career -- so you knew it was coming.
He got it out of the way pretty early, in fact. Thursday night's 4-0 win over the White Sox at Target Field marked Minnesota's 11th game of the young season. That's all it took for Mauer to add himself to the record books when he cracked an RBI single up the middle to score two runs in the seventh inning.
Mauer is nothing if not consistent -- he's tallied at least 140 hits in 9 of his 15 seasons so far -- so would it surprise you to find out that Thursday's milestone was very reminiscent of Mauer's first career hit, which happened way back in 2004? It's uncanny, really:
Joe Mauer is only the third #MNTwins player ever with 2,000 hits. The others -- Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. There are seven in franchise history between Twins and Washington Senators.— Dan Hayes (@DanHayesMLB) April 13, 2018
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