Plouffe helps erase ugly start

  • Article by: AMELIA RAYNO , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 15, 2011 - 6:46 AM

The designated hitter (at least for one game) showed why the Twins called him up by hitting a two-run homer in the fifth inning to give his team the lead.

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meschkepceJul. 14, 1110:23 PM

Talk to me when we're at .500. Until--we're loser.

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djlee1999Jul. 14, 1110:25 PM

A nice win to start my vacation! Going tomorrow night, GO TWINS!!!

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rhinohornJul. 14, 1110:28 PM

LOL at Kansas City. They are even worse than the White Sox. It is nice to beat up on these teams but please get us out of the AL Central. The games are just not fun because the teams are so bad.

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dfmaverick5Jul. 14, 1110:36 PM

6 under, 6 back. Like George and Weezie, they're movin' on up.

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BallFourJul. 14, 1110:54 PM

Mean old Gardie, he just won't play those inexperienced guys. For their careers, tonight's lineup "at the major league level": Nishioka 108 PAs, Plouffe, 115 PAs, Hughes 183 PAs, Revere 219 PAs, Valencia 669 PA.

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justthetruthJul. 14, 1110:58 PM

One down, eleven to go, one game at a time.

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tafknatJul. 14, 1110:58 PM

Hey Rhinohorn - beating any MLB club is fun. And meschkepce, just go to the ballpark, have a beverage and a hotdog, and enjoy the game, especially if they win. Still fun to go to the ballgame. I'm glad they're playing better and they're fun to watch now!

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Dantes929Jul. 14, 1111:06 PM

rhinohorn, if the Twins were in the NL Central or NL West and even the NL East except for Atlanta or the AL West you would be saying the same thing about those divisions. If you are a Twins fan do you really want them playing in the AL East cuz that is all that would be left?

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Dantes929Jul. 14, 1111:16 PM

"A deep fly from Danny Valencia looked as if it would score a run, but instead it ended up being a double play, when Melka Cabrera gunned down Alexi Casilla at the plate." I don't think 130 feet qualifies as a deep fly. I also don't know why after Casilla gets a base hit on what would have been ball 4, Mauer walks, Cuddyer walks on 5 pitches and Valencia sees two balls not that close that he would be up there swinging at what was probably ball three low and bail a struggling guy out. Even with Valencia's record why not take the walk to score the run and still have bases loaded with one out and a struggling pitcher up there. Even if the third pitch was a ball Danny would still be ahead in the count. I guess it is still better than when a few years ago after two walks loaded the bases and with the count 3-0 and no one out LNP swung at a high Verlander fastball but still.

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Dantes929Jul. 14, 1111:16 PM

Correction, NL East aside from Philly.

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