Trevor Plouffe probably won’t ever be revered as one of the Minnesota Twins’ iconic sluggers, yet he will always be able to look back on one historic swing that earned him a place in the team record book.
Plouffe hit the 10,000th home run in franchise history Friday night, arguably the lone bright spot in Minnesota’s 9-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Phil Hughes has been pitching with a cracked nail on his right index finger, a common side effect of the sharp curveball he throws. He's kept the nail intact with super glue.
The big righty has done a nice job of holding the Minnesota Twins' rotation together, too.
At the crack of the bat, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black didn't think center fielder Alexi Amarista had a chance to get Eduardo Escobar's screaming line drive.
Step by blazing step, it didn't take Amarista long to give Black and the rest of his team some much-needed hope.
Trevor Plouffe is certain that even though his Minnesota Twins are stuck in last place in the AL Central, they've stayed mentally tough.
That's why the third baseman wasn't surprised to see his team rally an inning after losing a late lead and beat the Chicago White Sox 8-6 Saturday night.