After a battle cleaning his sunglasses, Joe Mauer coolly crushed a three-run homer
Joe Mauer had a big day on Friday.
Leading off for the Twins at Wrigley Field in their 10-6 loss to the Cubs, Mauer went 3-for-5 at the plate on a sunny afternoon. It was so sunny, in fact, that sunglasses were a must at the plate -- standard for afternoon games, after all.
What wasn't standard was the struggle Mauer had with his shades in the second inning. Up 2-0 in the count against lefty Mike Montgomery, Mauer called time, stepped out and began de-smudging his glasses. But nope, still smudged. So he tried again ... and again, until he could actually see out of them.
Then he swatted an opposite-field three-run homer into the left-field bleachers:
"So THATS why I couldn't see the ball." - Joe Mauer, probably pic.twitter.com/1JnAaH6FRr- Cut4 (@Cut4) June 29, 2018
What a difference, right?
Take it away, Johnny Nash:
"I was sweating all over them and had to wipe them off," Mauer told MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger after the game. "It was a hot one out there, that's for sure."