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Second Thoughts Game #126: Indians 1, Twins 4

Thursday's game was another reminder that nothing is automatic in baseball and even the best in the game have their off-days. Corey Kluber still gave the Indians a quality outing allowing only three runs in seven innings of work, but by his standards, he was below par for the course against the Twins as the Tribe failed to complete the three-game sweep and finally propel themselves...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Allowing hit in ninth finally burns Perkins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins had been playing with fire lately, but it wasn't until Wednesday that he finally got burned. In each of his last six outings, the left-hander allowed at least one baserunner in the ninth inning. While he got the save in five of those games -- the other was a lopsided Minnesota loss -- he made things interesting, if at least for a brief...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres come back, beat Twins 5-4 in extra innings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Center fielder Alexi Amarista made a game-saving catch in the bottom of the ninth inning and Seth Smith followed with a solo homer in the 10th to lift the San Diego Padres to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. Amarista ran backward on a dead sprint and laid out for a brilliant diving catch of a drive off the bat of Eduardo Escobar with two on...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Vargas leads Twins over Padres, 3-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kennys Vargas hit a three-run homer in his first home game for Minnesota, powering the Twins past Jesse Hahn and the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Tuesday night. Phil Hughes had a season-high nine strikeouts in six innings to snap a three-start losing streak. Glen Perkins earned his 28th save in 31 attempts despite giving up a pair of singles in the ninth. Yonder Alonso...
Via Fox Sports North
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Hughes Tries To Catch Invisible Liner On Double To Left-Center (GIF)

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes was this close to snaring a liner that was hit nowhere near him Wednesday night. During the bottom of the sixth inning, Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez roped a double into left-center field, which was obvious to everyone at Kauffman Stadium except for Hughes. The right-hander saw a completely different scenario go down as he...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins monthly recap: July

Throughout the season, we'll take a look back at the month that was for the Minnesota Twins. Today marks the fourth installment, looking at a disappointing July that resulted in a few trades prior to Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline. June record: 11-15 Tyler Mason's player of the month: C Kurt Suzuki, .329 average, 10 RBI, 5 doubles July was a big month for Suzuki...
Via Fox Sports North
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Perkins helps save much-needed victory for Twins

MINNEAPOLIS -- Not much has come easy for the Minnesota Twins this season. The ninth inning of Sunday's game against Chicago was no exception. After the Twins came back to take a lead in the seventh inning, the White Sox scored once in the eighth to cut Minnesota's lead to one. Yet even with All-Star closer Glen Perkins in to pitch the ninth, things got dicey for the Twins...
Via Fox Sports North
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins 'thrilled' at how Target Field All-Star Game went off

MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball's All-Star Game at Target Field wasn't just a hit. It was a home run. The Minnesota Twins played host to the 85th midsummer classic on a night that produced plenty of memorable moments. At the top of the list was a farewell to Derek Jeter, the longtime Yankees shortstop who was playing in his final All-Star Game of his illustrious career...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins, Suzuki honored to be part of Jeter's final All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins isn't much of an autograph hound. So despite the fact that he was briefly teammates with Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter in Jeter's 14th and final All-Star Game, Perkins didn't bother asking "The Captain" to sign anything for him. Just being on the same team with Jeter, if only for a night, was memorable enough for the Twins closer...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

All-Star Game provides unforgettable finish for Perkins, Suzuki

MINNEAPOLIS -- This is how they dreamed it would happen. With the American League leading 5-3 heading into the top of the ninth inning in Tuesday's All-Star Game, neither Glen Perkins nor Kurt Suzuki had taken the field yet. AL manager John Farrell purposely saved the two Minnesota Twins representatives for the end. Out jogged Perkins, accompanied by the familiar strains of ...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins eagerly awaits All-Star opportunity in front of home crowd

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins was on pins and needles. The Twins closer knew he was having a good first half of the 2014 season. But was it All-Star worthy? Perkins sure hoped so, especially given the location of this year's All-Star Game. Of course, the midsummer classic is not only held in Perkins' home park, but it's in the same state he grew up in. The Stillwater native...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 2014 American League All-Stars!

The American Leaguers for the Mid-Summer Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN have been selected, and Bill Baer tells us who made the cut!from mlb.comLet's get straight to it:American LeaguePositional Starters:C: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals (replacing Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles due to injury) 1B: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers 2B: Robinson Cano, Seattle...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Twins have two all stars, are depressing.

The Twins and the state of Minnesota are hosting the 2014 All Star game, and that may or may not be leading to their receiving 2 players making the All Star Team, which was announced tonight. Glen Perkins, despite his ERA, is having one of his best seasons, if not THE best season of his career. He is striking out 12 per 9 innings, walking fewer and inducing more ground balls. His...
Via The Rhino and Compass
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins, Suzuki staying home to represent Twins at All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Another year, another Minnesota Twins catcher in the All-Star Game -- only this time it's not Joe Mauer. Kurt Suzuki earned his first All-Star selection of his eight-year career, and it comes in his first season with the Twins. He won't be alone in representing Minnesota when Target Field hosts of this year's All-Star Game. Twins closer Glen Perkins will...
Via Fox Sports North
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins players bobble heads like bobbleheads in odd commercial

The Minnesota Twins organization have developed a great reputation for coming up with creative, offbeat and quirky commercials over the years that have raised the bar for MLB teams when it comes to putting out immensely entertaining promotional spots (see here and here and here for a primer). The team’s most recent commercial promoting […] The post Twins players shake heads like...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins records save of significance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins closer Glen Perkins rarely shows emotion on the mound, not even during some of the biggest moments of a game. So when Perkins pumped his fist after striking out Chicago's Adam Dunn to seal Minnesota's 4-3 win Saturday, it was clear that the save was significant for Perkins. "I don't usually do too much out there after a game," Perkins said...
Via Fox Sports North
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins win in a walk-off after blown save against White Sox

The Twins had one foot in the clubhouse Friday night. Fans were ready for the scheduled postgame fireworks. Then it all unraveled in the ninth with Glen Perkins, of all pitchers, on the mound. Fortunately for the Twins, Brian Dozier has come into his own, and he was there Friday to untangle the Twins from a big mess. Chicago scored twice off Perkins in the ninth to tie the score...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Closer Report: Glen Perkins, Jake McGee and more

Each and every week FFLockerRoom will be here to update you on what might be going on in the bullpens around Major League Baseball. This report could potentially highlight closers on their last legs (and therefore ones you may want to sell quickly) as well as recognizing the set up men that might be on the verge of taking over the role (and therefore should be scooped up if on the...
Via FF Locker Room
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins hopes to represent home state in All-Star Game

Glen Perkins knows there's a chance, but he tries not to think about it. One year after making his first career All-Star Game, the Twins closer could be in line to make a return trip this season. That would be extra special for the Stillwater, Minn., native to play in the midsummer classic in his home state and his home ballpark. But with more than a month to go before the All...
Via Fox Sports North
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Relief pitching doing their work

As the starting pitching rotation continues to find its groove for the Minnesota Twins, some relievers have stepped up to help keep the game under control. Casey Fien, Brian Duensing and Glen Perkins have all settled into their respective roles as relievers and have pitched fairly well against opposing teams.   Casey Fien In 21 game appearances, Fien has a 3-1 record and a 1.80...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Closer Perkins redeems himself as Twins edge Seattle

Glen Perkins stranded the tying run at third in the ninth inning and collected his 11th save as the Twins won for the fourth time in five games. Kyle Gibson earned a shot at his fourth victory on Friday, but the young righthander seemed to earn something even more valuable, too: His manager’s trust. Gibson allowed one run over seven innings in the Twins’ 5-4 victory on Friday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Perkins raises money to 'strikeout cancer' to help Gophers pitching coach

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins has known Todd Oakes for years, but it wasn't until Perkins became a professional baseball player that his relationship with the Golden Gophers pitching coach truly grew. Oakes helped Perkins become the Big Ten Pitcher of the Year and a first-round draft pick during his time at the University of Minnesota. Once Perkins moved on to a career with the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabermetrics becoming popular, but not in Twins clubhouse

For as long as baseball has been around, there have been statistics to accompany the game. Hits. Home runs. Wins. Losses. Batting average. These basic measurements of success and failure are a staple of our national pastime. They're the numbers that the casual fans associate with the most. They're on the backs of baseball cards and displayed prominently on scoreboards in...
Via Fox Sports North
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Does having demonstrative players matter?

  Yesterday, Glen Perkins struck out the A’s Josh Donaldson, and started yelling some stuff. Who knows what was yelled, but it irked Donaldson, and he started to saunter over to Perkins. The Twins rushed to come between Donaldson and Perkins, the A’s spilled out of their dugout, there was posturing and warnings were given out. Ultimately, this will be a story that is forgotten...
Via The Rhino and Compass
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins show fight during mild, late-game altercation

MINNEAPOLIS -- By bench-clearing standards, what took place Wednesday between Minnesota and Oakland was relatively tame. But by the Twins' standards, the scuffle along the first base line during Minnesota's 7-4 loss was a bit out of character. It all started when Twins closer Glen Perkins struck out Oakland third baseman Josh Donaldson for the final out of the 10th inning...
Via Fox Sports North
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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