September baseball for non-contending teams means looking at players who could help a team contend in the future. And now that all the Twins’ late-season call-ups have arrived the evaluation period can move into full swing.
The Twins saw a few swings they liked Monday when they beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 and ended a franchise-record 10-game home losing streak.
Third baseman Trevor Plouffe — no he’s not a rookie but he might need to produce to save his job — was 2-for-4 with three RBI. Catcher Josmil Pinto — one of the inexperienced players trying to impress this month — hit three doubles. The teams met Monday to play a game that was rained out April 17 and the announced attendance of 21826 was the lowest in Target Field’s history.
“The people who showed up they were rooting pretty hard” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.
With the streak over and the players finally called up from Class AAA Rochester — the Red Wings were in the playoffs until Sunday — the Twins can work on d...