Found June 18, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
One of Minnesota Twins general managerTerry Ryan's major projects this spring was the bullpen, which checked in dead last in the majors last season, 30th of 30 teams in ERA (4.51) and 29th in walks-plus-hits-per-inning-pitched ratio (1.46). It was a major reason the team did a swan dive in the AL Central, going from first to last while losing 99 games. Though much has gone wrong for Minnesota, which enters Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh last in the Central, the bullpen has been one of the few bright spots, and never was it brighter than while pitching nine scoreless innings in a 5-4, 15-inning victory over the Brewers on Sunday at Target Field. After starter Nick Blackburn gave up four earned runs in six innings, Alex Burnett, Jared Burton, Brian Duensing, Jeff Gray, Glen Perkins and Anthony Swarzak held the Brewers scoreless on six hits and three walks. That raised the bullpen's collective workload to 236 2/3 innings pitched this season, second only to Kansas City&#...
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