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If Ron Gardenhire had it his way, Glen Perkins would be an All-Star.
There's no rule saying a manager can't vote for his own player, and Gardenhire does indeed fill out a ballot. But there's only so much one manager can do to get his player onto the All-Star team.
"He's got my vote," Gardenhire said of Perkins. "His numbers match up. They're right at the top as far as closers go."
Even though he's pitching for a Twins team that is in fourth place in the American League Central entering the weekend, Perkins has 20 saves this year, which ranks 11th in all of baseball. He's blown just two saves and has a WHIP of 0.79, which is lower than all 10 closers who have more saves than he does.
Perkins will certainly have some competition among American League closers when the rosters are announced Saturday. Orioles closer Jim Johnson leads the AL with 29 saves, while Mariano Rivera and former Twins closer Joe Nathan each have 28. Some of Perkins&...
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Jim Leyland didn't have to do too much digging to deem Twins closer Glen Perkins All-Star worthy.
Four appearances against his team this season provided for the Detroit Tigers and American League manager an ample sample size.
Perkins closed out a quartet of Minnesota victories over the Tigers during the season's first half, never allowing a run. Add that to the eight-year...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins knew they were going to have to make a roster move in order to make room for Mike Pelfrey on the 25-man roster. Ultimately, P.J. Walters was the odd man out.
Minnesota designated Walters for release or assignment after Thursday's game and will activate Pelfrey from the disabled list before his start on Saturday in Toronto. In eight starts this...
If you have that coveted front row seat even if it’s for a 4th place vs a 3rd place team hey its FRONT ROW!! I know the Yankee name always draws a crowd but who on the Yankees is exciting right now? NOBODY!
The Twins are only in 4th because the White Sox are horrendous and on the verge of blowing up the team like all my jerk neighbors with their fireworks.
Chris Parmelee has...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson's much-anticipated major league debut lived up to the hype as the former first-round pick earned a win against Kansas City. His second start was a different story.
On Thursday, Gibson had a rude awakening against the New York Yankees. In just his second career big league start, the rookie right-hander had perhaps the worst outing of his professional...
Minnesota Twins first baseman Chris Parmelee went above and beyond yesterday, down 9-1 to the Yankees, slamming into the wall and then joining fans along right field. Your browser does not support... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
Chris Parmelee's diving catch over the right side wall Thursday might have been one of the few highlights for the Minnesota Twins over the Fourth of July holiday series against the New York Yankees this week — but it was a good one.
After a few precarious moments, the first baseman shook off the crash landing into the first row and returned to the game with the ball firmly...
New team, same results for Mark Buehrle against the Minnesota Twins.
The longtime White Sox pitcher faced a familiar Twins team Friday, although he was wearing a Toronto Blue Jays uniform. No matter who Buehrle is pitching for, he has Minnesota's number. That was the case again Friday as he pitched seven scoreless innings to help the Blue Jays blank the Twins in a 4-0 win in...
Brian Dozier hit a three-run home run, Mike Pelfrey and three relievers combined for a four-hitter and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 on Saturday.
Dozier had two hits and four RBIs, connecting off knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for his eighth homer as the Twins snapped a six-game skid and won for just the fourth time in 14 games.
Minnesota came in having lost 17...
Mark Buerhle made his 50th start against the Minnesota Twins one to remember.
Jose Bautista hit his 20th home run, Buehrle pitched seven shutout innings to win for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the slumping Twins 4-0 Friday.
Buehrle (5-5) allowed six hits, walked none and struck out five. The left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his past five home...
Despite the Toronto Blue Jays' recent struggles, facing them might not offer the Minnesota Twins a good opportunity to end their current slide.
Looking to end their woes in Toronto, the Twins hope to avoid a sixth consecutive loss Friday night against a Blue Jays team trying to snap its own three-game skid.
Minnesota (36-46) opened an eight-game homestand by winning two of three...
I’ve been seeing more and more of this:
Mauer with a sac-fly RBI to bring in Florimon.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) July 4, 2013
So then I asked myself…why is it no longer just a regular “sacrifice fly”? Why does it have to be qualified as a “sac-fly RBI” or the like? I decided to just look up “sacrifice fly” in the baseball glossary just to be sure I didn’t...
Over the last couple of months, I have heard many assaults on the Twins front office and management, whether it be from uncles and cousins or just anonymous malcontents on Twitter. It’s to the point that I feel the need to stick up for Terry Ryan and, yes, even Ron Gardenhire.
I will start with Terry Ryan. I had my issues with him during his first tenure, and that lay entirely...