Game after game, we see a hitter’s numbers versus the pitcher on the mound pop up on the television screen, and we usually dismiss it.

Of course, each batter varies from pitcher to pitcher.

Even the best have a few pitchers they simply can’t hit.

For Joe Mauer, however, it seems as though anytime those stats pop up, he’s hitting, at the very least, .330 against the pitcher on the mound, no matter who it is, no matter which arm they throw with, and no matter how many at-bats he has against them.

This is what happens when you’re a hitter who never strikes out and one of the best hitters in the game. 

Out of curiosity, I felt the need to see if there are really any pitchers out there who can get Mauer out on a consistent basis.

The results are a bit odd, considering the pitchers who have actually had success against him.

I found that there really is no stopping Mauer. There is only a false hope that he may not feel like running the bases when he faces you, so he will get out on purpose.

We can all dream, can’t we? 

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