A closer has to be focused on the mound. Like really focused. Just get those three outs and naiil down the win.
Glen Perkins surely knows that and maybe that's why the Minnesota Twins closer reitred the first two batters he faced Friday night before noticing his fly was down.
A local photographer caught the moment of clarity.
#MNTwins Glen Perkins pitched with fly down for 2 outs in 9th, zipped it (as seen here), and then won the game: pic.twitter.com/E0R6TaoxuX
-- bengarvin (@bengarvin) July 20, 2013 Perkins zipped up and then finished off the 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians for his 22nd save of the season.
And he was able to laugh about the incident later.
thanks @bengarvin for my new avatar! From nose picking to fly zipping!!
-- Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) July 20, 2013 (h/t to Hardball Talk for the lead.)