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Photo by Troy Taormina / USA TODAY Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer drives in two runs with a single during the ninth inning against the Houston Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Subjectively, Minnesota isn’t as bad as it appears

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MINNEAPOLIS — By several objective measures, the Twins are having another disappointing season at the plate.

They rank 22nd in the majors with 92 home runs, 24th in strikeout rate (21.3 percent), 20th in batting average (.249) and 27th with runners in scoring position (.236 average).


However, by certain subjective measures, they are doing just fine.

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