Elvis Andrus has the most plate appearances with a sub-.300 slugging percentage since Vince Coleman

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Between his excellent defense and solid .341 on-base percentage Elvis Andrus has been plenty valuable to the Rangers in his sophomore season, but his lack of power is nearing historic levels.
After smacking six homers and 31 total extra-base hits for a semi-respectable .373 slugging percentage as a rookie Andrus has zero homers, 17 total extra-base hits, and a measly .299 slugging percentage in his second year.
He’s also racked up 656 plate appearances, which is the most by any player with a slugging percentage below .300 since Vince Coleman slugged .280 while coming to the plate 670 times for the Cardinals in 1986. Coleman was amazingly awful offensively that season, hitting .232 with a .301 on-base percentage, zero homers, and a .580 OPS, but he did swipe 107 bases at an 88 percent success rate.

Report: Mets ownership backs Terry Collins

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The Mets entered Sunday night’s game against the Pirates with a disappointing 20-27 record. While the club has dealt with a litany of injuries, manager Terry Collins has also drawn criticism for in-game decision-making, particularly regarding his decision-making.

Owner Fred Wilpon is still Collins’ strongest supporter, however, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports. As a result, the team is unlikely to make a managerial change anytime soon. If the Mets continue to struggle, though, ownership may feel pressured to make a change.

Collins became the longest-tenured manager in Mets history last week. Collins managed the Mets to a 77-85 record in 2011 and has overall helped the club go 501-518, winning the NL Pennant in 2015. He is not signed to a contract beyond this season.

Joe Mauer becomes first Twin to reach base seven times in a game since Rod Carew

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Twins first baseman Joe Mauer had a game for the record books on Sunday against the Rays. He finished 4-for-5 with an RBI double, a solo home run, two singles, and three walks in eight plate appearances. Unfortunately for him, the Twins still lost 8-6 in 15 innings.

ESPN’s Stats & Info notes that Mauer is the first Twin to reach base seven times in one game since Rod Carew in 1972 against the Brewers. The last player to reach base seven times in one game (without the aid of an error) was Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford on August 8 last season against the Marlins. The feat has only been accomplished seven times this decade, so about once a year.

After Sunday’s game, Mauer is batting .283/.363/.408 with three home runs, 18 RBI, and 23 runs scored in 171 plate appearances. Not too shabby.