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Twins pitcher Perkins changing offseason routine to avoid injuries

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins has seen each of the last two seasons short-circuited in the second half by injuries to his neck and back.So Perkins went into the offseason looking to attack his preparation a little differently in hopes of helping his body endure the season's grind. Perkins says he really won't know if the adjustments work until sometime...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Perkins hopeful to avoid second-half injuries this season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Twins All-Star closer Glen Perkins has seen each of the last two seasons short-circuited in the second half by injuries to his neck and back. So Perkins went into the offseason looking to attack his preparation a little differently in hopes of helping his body endure the season's grind. Perkins says he really won't know if the adjustments work until...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins buys PlayStation for Twitter follower who asked him for one

You really never know what to expect from Twitter.A University of Minnesota baseball player recently found that out when he used the social media service to ask Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins for a PlayStation 4.Perkins saw the request and wasted no time in hooking up the grateful follower.
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Gopher Glen Perkins gifts baseball team PS4 after Twitter request

Glen Perkins honored a request on Twitter from a Minnesota Gophers baseball player by gifting the team a PS4 for its new clubhouse. Being a former Golden Gopher himself, the Minnesota Twins closer notified the team that it would indeed have the the new gaming system soon enough. Gophers ballplayer Ben Humpert issued a tweet to Perkins’ attention asking for a PS4. @glenperkins...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins uses Vikings' missed kick to make fun of himself on Twitter

On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings saw their hopes of beating the Seattle Seahawks fall by the wayside when kicker Blair Walsh missed a potential game-winning 27-yard field goal.The shocking final moments of the game sent shockwaves around social media, and Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins used the opportunity to make fun of himself on Twitter, after first making the same 'Ace Ventura...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Can’t Believe Blair Walsh Just Missed That Kick

Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh is not going to sleep tonight. Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal with less than 30 seconds left that would have given his team a 12-9 lead over the Seattle Seahawks with 22 seconds left in the NFC Wild Card game. Blair Walsh's go-ahead 27-yard FG is WIDE LEFT. Richard Sherman loses it. Michael Bennett loses it. Wow. #SEAvsMIN https://t.co...
Via Gamedayr
28 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Ryan: Twins in the market for more bullpen help

The Minnesota Twins have a reliable one-two punch at the back end of their bullpen in closer Glen Perkins (three straight All-Star appearances and 32 saves in 2015) and right-hander Kevin Jepsen (1.61 ERA in 28 innings in 2015) - but it isn't enough. Ater all, recent history has shown that 'too much bullpen depth' isn't a thing. As evidenced by teams like the Kansas City Royals...
Via Fox Sports
November 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton is awesome now, apparently

This is an oversimplification, but to be a successful starting pitcher in the current era, you have to maintain some reasonable level of effectiveness for something like 25 batters per start. If you can’t pitch into the sixth and seventh innings with regularity, you aren’t going to remain a starting pitcher for very long. In the past that number was higher and in the future it...
Via Fangraphs
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Target: LHP Matt Thornton

The Minnesota Twins’ bullpen failed them down the stretch of the 2015 season as they fell just short of the second American League Wild Card spot. Addressing this issue will be one task that general manager Terry Ryan takes on this winter. Three-time All Star Glen Perkins mans the back end of the bullpen along […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' wild-card hopes take big hit with loss to Royals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ben Zobrist put a major dent in Minnesota's postseason bid with an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday night. Perkins, hampered by neck and back trouble that led to his removal from the closer role, spoiled a stellar start by Ervin Santana (7-5) with a first-pitch fastball...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins can't take advantage of Santana's stellar start, drop key game to K.C.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ben Zobrist put a major dent in Minnesota's postseason bid with an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday night. Perkins, hampered by neck and back trouble that led to him losing the closer role, spoiled a stellar start by Ervin Santana (7-5) with a first-pitch fastball that...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals put big dent in Twins' wild-card bid with 3-1 win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ben Zobrist put a major dent in Minnesota's postseason bid with an RBI double in the eighth inning against struggling All-Star Glen Perkins, and the Kansas City Royals topped the Twins 3-1 on Friday night. Perkins, hampered by neck and back trouble that led to his removal from the closer role, spoiled a stellar start by Ervin Santana (7-5) with a first-pitch fastball...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Glen Perkins Shines Beyond a Save

Glen Perkins has established himself as one of baseball’s elite closers, finding a spot on the American League All-Star team each of the last three seasons, but the second half of the 2015 season hasn’t been smooth sailing for the 32-year-old veteran. Back and neck injuries have slowed Perkins down, forcing him to appear in only six games since August 17th. The Minnesota Twins...
Via Baseball Essential
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Karl-Anthony Towns offers to be closer for Twins (Video)

The Timberwolves selected Karl-Anthony Towns with the first pick in this year’s NBA Draft. On Sunday, he made an appearance wearing the jersey of one of Minnesota’s other professional sports teams. Towns was at Target Field to throw out the first pitch prior to the Twins’ game against the Angels and showed pretty good form on his delivery. Being on the mound is nothing new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report 24.0

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Glen Perkins is supposed to be available out of the Twins bullpen tonight after a successful  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins slugger Sano, closer Perkins sit against White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn't allow him to run well. Perkins is bothered by back spasms for the second time in a week. Perkins, who is second in the American League in saves, won't accompany the team on the...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins slugger Sano, closer Perkins sit against White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn't allow him to run well. Perkins is bothered by back spasms for the second time in a week. Perkins, who is second in the American League in saves, won't accompany the team on the...
Via Fox Sports North
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins without rookie slugger Sano, closer Perkins on Thursday

  The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for their game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn't allow him to run. Perkins is bothered by back spasms for the second time in a week. Perkins, who is second in the American League with 32 saves, won't accompany the team on the road trip...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins rookie slugger Sano, closer Perkins out vs White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday. Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn't allow him to run. Perkins is bothered by back spasms for the second time in a week. Perkins, who is second in the American League in saves, won't accompany the team on the...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins closer Glen Perkins dealing with back spasms

Twins closer Glen Perkins told reporters Wednesday night that he has been dealing with back spasms, which is why he hasn't been available for the last two games. Perkins, who missed time last week due to a bulging disk in his neck, is disappointed that he hasn't been able to help his team during a critical point in the season. "It's frustrating getting a cortisone shot, coming back...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Gutsy Glen Perkins sparks Minnesota Twins Bullpen

The Minnesota Twins came to bat in the top of the 11th inning in what was turning out to be one of their more thrilling and crazy games of the season against the Baltimore Orioles. While the Twins offense was trying to string together a few hits to take the lead, American League saves leader Glen Perkins began to get loose in the visitors’ bullpen. While most of the time it’s...
Via Baseball Essential
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins closer's wife pens essay about Twitter hate he's enduring

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins couldn’t have started off his season any better, going 28-for-28 in save opportunities heading into the All-Star break. Since being named to the AL All-Star roster, Perkins’ performance has dropped off dramatically, as the pitcher has blown two saves and found himself on the hook for two losses in his...Read More The post Glen Perkins’ wife...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Continue To Win Series, Must Keep Eye On Division Foes

The New York Yankees are pure fun to watch right now. Whether it’s winning close 1-run games (they played in five straight coming out of the All-Star Break and won four of them) or blowing out the opposition (they won three of their last four games and each win was three runs or higher) the Yankees are finding ways to win series.Excluding the series against the Angels, which concluded...
Via Lady At The Bat
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez Hits Three Home Runs In Yankees’ Win Over Twins (Videos)

MINNEAPOLIS — Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins’ first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected...
Via NESN.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins lose to Yankees despite milestone homer from Hunter

MINNEAPOLIS -- Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night. The Yankees trailed 5-0 early. Rodriguez hit Perkins' first pitch for a tying homer, and John Ryan Murphy later connected for a three-run shot. Rodriguez...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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