Bob Barker and I would both to see Trevor Plouffe come on down and get another shot at the show.
Trevor Plouffe is batting over .300 this season down in Rochester. He’s got 15 homers for the Red Wings and another 3 for the Twins giving him an organizational high this year with 18. He’s playing a solid 1B right now, and we know he can play 2nd, 3rd, SS and the corner outfield spots.
I think we’ll all agree that Plouffe is a much better Matt Tolbert. Any objections?
Plouffe is dominating AAA pitching (.314 BA) staffs and needs to come back up to the bigs. Do we have a spot for him in the starting line-up? Maybe not if Joe Mauer continues to get spot starts at first and dominates the way he did tonight against the White Sox. While Plouffe is getting plenty of ABs and playing time down in Rochester with the AAA club, the Twins could use him off the bench. In tonight’s game the Twins had to bring in Repko off the bench to get a RH bat into the game, a perfect spot for Plouffe. Plouffe also brings a better bat than Luke Hughes and I think if Plouffe can get a few more reps at 1B that his glove will also be superior.
Dear Twins, please, please, please find a way to get Plouffe back up to the bigs. He’s ready. He clearly has nothing left to learn in Rochester.
In other news the Twins beat the White Sox again, 6-2, behind a strong pitching performance from Carl Pavano and a 1-2-3 ninth by Matt Capps. That’s 5-0 this season, 8 in a row and 29 of the last 36 against the Chicago White Sox. The Twins have their number. The “sardines” are making mince meat out of the ChiSox.