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Twinkie Town Aug 26, 2015

What Happens To Trevor Plouffe?

The Twins may not have room for Trevor Plouffe next season. Should they clear room for him or trade him for other assets? The only player more valuable than him according to fWAR on the 2015 Twins roster is Brian Dozier. He's tied for second on the team in home runs. He leads the team in RBI. He hit cleanup for part of the season until shortly after Miguel Sano arrived. He also may not have a spot on the roster next season. Having roster depth is something I champion and feel some teams undervalue. They can be convinced that Option B is better than Option A, so they trade or let go of A...
Chronicle-Telegram Aug 17, 2015

Offense missing again as Indians fall to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — One small slip in mechanics was enough to foil another strong start for Carlos Carrasco and the Cleveland Indians. Carraso and Cleveland couldn’t overcome a two-run single by Kurt Suzuki in the second inning Sunday and lost 4-1 to the Minnesota Twins. Trevor Plouffe hit his 17th home run and Tommy Milone (6-3) Read More... The post Offense missing again as Indians fall to Twins appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram. Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.

Plouffe: We're confident about road trip

Third baseman Trevor Plouffe said the Twins are confident about their upcoming 10-game road trip after winning consecutive series.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 15, 2015
Plouffe getting too familiar with twin killings

Plouffe getting too familiar with twin killings

Trevor Plouffe had gone 11 games without grounding into a double play before it happened again Friday night.

Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe and the Twins' trouble with twin killings

Trevor Plouffe had gone 11 games without grounding into a double play before it happened again Friday night. That it wiped out the Twins’ only baserunner of the night -- other than Joe Mauer’s solo homer -- only made Plouffe’s majors-leading 22nd double play of the year that much more painful. While Plouffe leads Oakland’s slow-footed Billy Butler by three for the majors’ lead in this dubious category, he’s also 10 ahead of his career high and just six shy of Harmon Killebrew’s Twins franchise record, set in 1970. Mauer, tied for fourth in the American League with 17 double-play...
Twinkie Town Aug 13, 2015

Early lead erased as Twins drop finale to Rangers, 6-5

It looked good in the early going though, didn't it? I legitimately thought the Twins were going to win the game and sweep the Rangers. It would have been a solid statement. Minnesota has to settle for a series victory instead, however, as an early 4-0 lead was erased in the middle innings. The Twins bounced Chi Chi Gonzalez around like a pinball in the second inning. Trevor Plouffe started the scoring by hitting his 16th home run of the season, a solo shot into the second deck in left field with one away. Then the bottom of the order really got involved, with Eduardo Escobar's liner just...
Twinkie Town Aug 7, 2015

Twins Outlast Cleveland, 10-9

This game. This game. This game was terrible. Thank god they won it anyway. A roaring start from the slumbering offense was immediately wasted by Mike Pelfrey, but in spite of all that, the Twins clawed their way back to defeat Cleveland 10-9 while wearing some Dairy Queen giveaway jerseys. The Twins jumped all over Cleveland starter Cody Anderson in the third.  After the umpires had to call New York because they couldn't remember the frigging pitch count on Ed Escobar, the floodgates, they opened.  Escobar singled in Aaron Hicks, Trevor Plouffe doubled in Escobar and Brian Dozier, Torii...
Twinkie Town Aug 5, 2015

Comeback falls short as Twins lose 9-7

It was a rough start for rookie Tyler Duffey, who fell victim to a potent Toronto lineup. The Twins started the night off with a crooked inning, something they haven't been doing lately. An RBI single by Miguel Sano scored Hicks from first. Plouffe later doubled scoring Mauer and Sano, giving the Twins and rookie Tyler Duffey a 3-0 lead. The 3 runs in the first were more than they had scored in the previous two games (2). It was a rough first start for Tyler Duffey, who seemed to be a bit rattled, understandably, by nerves. Also, there are probably easier lineups to face for a first start...

Plouffe still confident amid slump

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe says his team is still in good position, despite scoring only seven runs in the past five games.
Twinkie Town Aug 3, 2015

How can the Twins solve their run-scoring problems?

Minnesota's bullpen is one problem. Hitting is another. I've been as critical as anyone about the issues the bullpen has been having lately, but one of the more overlooked problems surrounding the Twins' nose dive is the fact that they just aren't scoring. Or, more accurately, they aren't getting hits, aren't drawing walks, and therefore aren't scoring. When the Twins went 20-7 in May they scored 5.4 runs per game (a season high), and allowed 3.9 runs per game (a season low). The team was able to back up strong pitching with hot streaks from critical players. Trevor Plouffe, Brian Dozier,...

Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe returns after the birth of his son

New father Trevor Plouffe returned to the Twins clubhouse Saturday after missing three days on the paternity list. He and wife Olivia welcomed their first child, a son named Teddy, on Wednesday night. “It’s been amazing,” Plouffe said. “It’s such a surreal experience. You hear from all these people about what to expect. We planned as best we could, but it’s something you have to experience to really get.” Still a little groggy from the first night at home with the new addition, Plouffe said he’d probably grab a coffee or a Red Bull and be good to go. He […] The post...

Twinsights: Shortstops Danny Santana, Jorge Polanco sent back to minors

For the second time this season, Opening Day shortstop Danny Santana is headed back to Triple-A Rochester. Also sent back after Friday’s game was rookie shortstop Jorge Polanco. Called up for a three-game stint while Trevor Plouffe was on the paternity list, Polanco will go all the way down to Double-A Chattanooga so he can continue to play shortstop. Newly acquired reliever Kevin Jepsen will take the other spot on the 25-man roster as the Twins return to an eight-men bullpen. “We want to make sure those guys get plenty of play at shortstop and get consistent at-bats at those […] The...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 30, 2015

Twins: Miguel Sano replaces new father Plouffe at third

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe isn't expected to return until Saturday after his wife Olivia gave birth to the couple's first child late Wednesday night in the Twin Cities.

Twinsights: New father Trevor Plouffe not expected back until Saturday

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe isn’t expected to return until Saturday after his wife Olivia gave birth to the couple’s first child late Wednesday night in the Twin Cities. Theodore Winston James Plouffe  (18 1/2 inches long) was born at 11:32 pm. Olivia Plouffe was induced at 7 a.m., so it was a long day for the whole Plouffe family. Twins manager Paul Molitor said there “might be an outside chance” Plouffe would return to the lineup by Friday night but he was mindful of not putting any pressure on the valuable slugger. Rookie Miguel Sano replaced Plouffe at third […] The post...

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