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Twinkie Town May 22, 2015

Sox Edge Twins, 3-2

Dang it. The Twins jumped on Jeff Samardzija early and got a nice start from Phil Hughes, but were unable to capitalize on both efforts in a 3-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox in the City of Big Elbows, the Windy Place Itself, Chi-towne. It certainly looked like Minnesota was picking up right where they left off with the South Area-ers, a 4-game sweep at Target Field.  Joe Mauer drilled a double to plate Torii Hunter to open the scoring, then stole third and scored on a Trevor Plouffe sac fly to make the score 2-0 in the first inning.  Then the offense went home for the day. (This is an...

Postgame Twinsights: Torii Hunter's hustle helps spur winning rally

A nice bit of baserunning by 39-year-old Torii Hunter helped the Twins force Tampa Bay reliever Kevin Jepsen into a key throwing error in a two-run seventh. After Hunter's one-out single and Joe Mauer's walk, Trevor Plouffe topped a slow grounder back to the mound. Rather than take the easy out at first, Jepsen tried to start a double play and threw wide of second. First, however, he took a quick look at third in hopes of nabbing Hunter as the lead runner. Those two spent five seasons together as teammates with the Los Angeles Angels (2008-12). "Once (Plouffe) nubbed […] The post Postgame...
St. Paul Pioneer Press May 10, 2015

Twins: Trevor Plouffe arrives too late to make lineup

CLEVELAND -- A Texas thunderstorm prevented Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe from making a mad dash into the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.
Twinkie Town May 6, 2015

Twins first round picks in review: 2005 - 2014

We did this last year. Let's update it and do it again. Taking a look at a team's history of first-round draft picks is a good way to get a handle on how well the club has drafted. In the 1970s, for example, the Twins were terrible. In the 2000s it was a mixed bag. Trevor Plouffe and Glen Perkins, drafted at #20 and #22 overall in 2004, still have the potential to add onto their legacies as draft picks. Who has been Minnesota's most valuable draft pick in the last decade? Which selections are already fading from memory? 2005 Selections: Matt Garza (25), Hank Sanchez (39) Garza (20.5...

Watching players grow (Trevor Plouffe edition)

For all of the worst-case situations and scenarios that Twins fans have dealt with in recent seasons, Trevor Plouffe may be creating options based on positives.
Twinkie Town May 3, 2015

Twins pound White Sox 13-3

SWEEP! Remember when Trevor Plouffe's offense was dubious at best and his defense was suspect at best? That's not so much the case anymore. Plouffe not only led the charge against Chicago this afternoon with a big grand slam in a seven-run third inning, but he showed some defensive chops as well. The game started innocuously enough, but in the bottom of the third all hell broke loose. Well, if you're a White Sox fan. If you're a Twins fan, it was glorious. Brian Dozier and Torii Hunter were both on with singles by the time John Danks had thrown two pitches. Eight pitches later, Plouffe's...
Twins 13, White Sox 3: Trevor Plouffe's first grand slam starts rout

Twins 13, White Sox 3: Trevor Plouffe's first grand slam starts rout

On a Sunday afternoon when the Chicago White Sox seemed to pile out of the same clown car, virtually everything went right for the Twins.

Plouffe: Willingham wanted me to hit HR

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe says former Twin Josh Willingham, visiting Target Field this weekend, asked him to hit a homer Saturday, and he delivered.

Plouffe couldn't find popup in sun

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe describes his three-run homer Wednesday, and the popup he lost in the sun.

Postgame: Tonkin headed to join Twins after injury-filled game

Molitor defends Arcia's effort on defense; Plouffe says home run was an accident
Twinkie Town Apr 27, 2015

Gamethread: Tigers @ Twins

Torii is back in the lineup and Nunez is still the DH against David Price and the Tigers Bless You Boys Kinsler 2B, Iglesias SS, Cabrera 1B, V. Martinez DH, J. Martinez, Cespedes LF, Avila C, Perez 3B, Gose CF, Price SP Minnesota Twins Dozier 2B, Hunter RF, Mauer 1B, Plouffe 3B, Nunez DH, Suzuki C, Robinson LF, Schafer CF, Santana SS, Milone SP

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