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Twinkie Town Jul 1, 2015

Reds 2, Twins 1: Offense can't back up May's solid start

Twins lose yet another series and start July off with a loss. The Twins getaway lineup today featured not-Mauer, not-Hunter, and not-Suzuki. Somewhat predictably, Johnny Cueto had very few problems getting outs today. The Twins first threat came in the 2nd inning when Trevor Plouffe and Kennys Vargas led off with singles. Then #6 hitter Chris Herrmann popped up a bunt for an out, Danny Santana struck out and Shane Robinson flew out to end the inning. On the other side of the hill, Trevor May was able to leave the bases loaded in the bottom of the second by striking out Eugenio Suarez,...
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 30, 2015
Twins: Trevor Plouffe numb, but arm survives tag collision

Twins: Trevor Plouffe numb, but arm survives tag collision

CINCINNATI -- Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had temporary numbness in his left index finger after an attempted tag on Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton on Monday night.

Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe recounts attempted tag on Billy Hamilton

CINCINNATI--Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe had temporary numbness in his left index finger after an attempted tag on Cincinnati Reds speedster Billy Hamilton on Monday night. Plouffe's surgically repaired left ulna, fractured in a similar play last September against Arizona’s A.J. Pollock, was not compromised. “Kurt (Suzuki) threw him out,” Plouffe said of Monday’s steal of third. “I put a tag down. He slid right into my glove. Typically you just tag them and pull the glove out, but I guess it was his spike that got caught (in the webbing). I tried to pull it and I couldn’t. I...
Twinkie Town Jun 20, 2015

Hughes, Plouffe Smother Cubs, 7-2

Nice, easy wins are good and fun. Trevor Plouffe had a terrible night running the bases Friday.  Fortunately, he had a terrific night clearing them, as his four runs batted in combined with a dominant Phil Hughes to lead the Twins to a 7-2 stomping of the Cubs on Friday night. Plouffe was caught off first and/or second base three times in the first five innings, but more than made up for it with some luck and some power.  With the bases loaded in the first, his double-play grounder was mishandled with a vengeance by Starlin Castro, allowing the first two runs to score.  His double in the...

Plouffe shines with the bat, not so much on the bases

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe was thrown out three times on the bases but drove in four runs.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jun 19, 2015

Minnesota Twins: Phil Hughes shines in win over Cubs

Phil Hughes was dominant. Trevor Plouffe was opportunistic.

Plouffe leads Twins over error-prone Cubs

Trevor Plouffe doubled twice and drove in four runs in the Twins’ 7-2 victory over the bumbling Chicago Cubs in the opener of a three game interleague series at Target Field.
Twinkie Town Jun 14, 2015

Twins 4, Rangers 3: Buxton scores winning run

Strong relief allows late rally to give Twins the win. It was a strong start for the Twins, as Brian Dozier took a 2-1 fastball over the left-center field seats. Dozier's 13th homer of the season was the third time this year that he's led off the game with a home run, and it put a team desperate for run support on top early. Four batters later a line drive off the bat of Eduardo Nunez fell just out of reach of a diving Delino DeShields in left field, plating Trevor Plouffe from first base. The Rangers got both runs back in the bottom of the second off of solo home runs from Joey Gallo and...

Molitor stands by Plouffe through June slump

The Twins are in danger of falling out of first place in AL Central as they meet Kansas City in the second of a three-game series at Target Field. Trevor Plouffe is 1-for-28 in June.

Twinsights: Trevor Plouffe remains in cleanup spot despite recent slump

Trevor Plouffe’s June swoon continues. Entering Tuesday’s play, the Twins’ third baseman had just one hit in his past 29 at-bats for an .035 batting average. All but one of those at-bats had come since the end of May, when Plouffe posted a .951 combined on-base/slugging percentage that included five multihit games in his final seven tries. Twins manager Paul Molitor said Plouffe and hitting coach Tom Brunansky “have looked at the mechanics of it,” but it sounded like he believed Plouffe’s downturn was more about his pitch recognition and selection. “I don’t see a big...

Plouffe talks about his slump

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe has struggled at plate, and on Saturday committed an error in field.

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