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Twins outlast Pirates in marathon contest

PITTSBURGH -- A dozen seasons in, there is still plenty of life in Joe Mauer's bat. And hey, a little power too. The Minnesota Twins first baseman took an 89 mph slider from Pittsburgh's Antonio Bastardo and sent it just over the 21-foot Clemente Wall in right field in the top of the 13th to help the Twins to a 4-3 victory Wednesday night. The homer was Mauer's first of the season...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins rough up former teammate in 8-5 win

Francisco Liriano used to electrify the Metrodome before his Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2006 season. The Minnesota Twins faced off against a familiar foe last night, as Francisco Liriano took the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Liriano started his career with the Twins back in 2006 and spent seven seasons with the franchise. He had an incredible start to his career with...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins bounce back with win over Rays after dropping three of four

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Santana's triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hughes (3-4) gave up two runs and five hits to win his third straight start. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save in as many opportunities. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorizzi hits speed bump in 7th, Rays start road trip with loss to Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Danny Santana's triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hughes (3-4) gave up two runs and five hits to win his third straight start. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save in as many opportunities. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Santana, Hughes lead Twins to 3-2 win over Rays

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Danny Santana's triple keyed a late two-run rally, and Phil Hughes pitched seven strong innings Friday night to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. Hughes (3-4) gave up two runs and five hits to win his third straight start. Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth for his 12th save in as many opportunities. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twinkies never go stale, but will the Twins?

Going into the 2015 season, the American League Central looked to be the toughest in all of baseball and it has proven to be to this point with the AL East and West combining to win just 41% of their games against what for many years was the weakest division in baseball. In that division, prior to the season beginning, it seemed there were four teams with legitimate chances to win...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Twinkies never go stale, but will the Twins?

Going into the 2015 season, the American League Central looked to be the toughest in all of baseball and it has proven to be to this point with the AL East and West combining to win just 41% of their games against what for many years was the weakest division in baseball. In that division, prior to the season beginning, it seemed there were four teams with legitimate chances to win...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Twins top Athletics, 6-5

MINNEAPOLIS -- Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Glen Perkins got four outs for his 10th save to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Thursday. Eduardo Escobar also drove in two runs, and the Twins overcame a rough start from Ricky Nolasco to win for the seventh time in eight games. Nolasco (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, but the Twins...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Twins beat Athletics 6-5 to finish home stand 8-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Glen Perkins got four outs for his 10th save to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Thursday. Eduardo Escobar also drove in two runs, and the Twins overcame a rough start from Ricky Nolasco to win for the seventh time in eight games. Nolasco (2-1) gave up four runs and six hits in five innings, but the Twins...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Perkins, impressive Fien leading strong Twins bullpen

A healthy Glen Perkins is a dominant Glen Perkins. The two time All-Star closer struggled in the second half of last season, posting a 4.84 ERA after the break before shutting himself down in mid-September with a forearm injury. Now healthy, Perkins is a perfect five-for-five in save appearances and is looking better than ever.  He has struck out eight batters while surrendering...
Via Baseball Essential
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Announce 25-Man Roster

The Minnesota Twins announced their 25-man roster on Thursday night after their game against the Boston Red Sox. They will carry 12 pitchers and 13 position players. Highlighting the final roster are newly acquired outfielder Torii Hunter, newly acquired pitcher Ervin Santana, and Minnesota Natives Glen Perkins and Joe Mauer. One of the last cuts was catcher Josmil Pinto, who was...
Via Baseball Essential
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Preview - Throwers

I really don't want to do this.  The Twins' pitching has been horrible for years, and even though it might be a little bit better it's still bad and it's also boring.  I guess just dive right in?  Yeah ok.Opening day starter Phil Hughes should be the ace.  The Twins signed him prior to last season on the cheap, hoping he'd be a better pitcher getting out of Yankee Stadium and...
Via Down with Goldy
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Perkins & Varvaro, Travis in Toronto, Dozier Ducks, much more

Glen Perkins and Anthony Varvaro have reverse splits – specifically with regard to allowing runners — for distinctly different reasons. The Twins southpaw attributes his to spatial relationships. The Red Sox righty points to a swinging gate. Before we get to their thoughts on the subject, let’s look at the numbers. Last season, left-handed batters […]
Via Fangraphs
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Perkins returns in Twins split squad's loss to O's

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The Twins' closer retired the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning before Young homered to left. Perkins then struck out Orioles DH Nolan Reimold to end the inning...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Perkins returns from oblique strain

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad's 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The Twins' closer retired the first two batters he faced in the fifth inning before Young homered to left. Perkins then struck out Orioles DH Nolan Reimold to end the inning...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

2014 was another year to forget for the Minnesota Twins. The Twins finished in last place in the American League Central with a 70-92 record, their fourth consecutive 90-loss season. Things will look a little different in Minnesota this year, as the team hired Paul Molitor as its new manager in the offseason to replace Ron Gardenhire, who was fired after 13 seasons. Neil Allen was...
Via isportsweb.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Saving Money on Closers

After the elite-tier options, Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, and Kenley Jansen, are off the board, owners can find value with several Relief Pitchers in 2015. Owners will be able to buy these closers for $16-20 or draft them a few rounds after the elite options are off the board. View image | gettyimages.com Steve Cishek's 39 saves in 2014 places him at the top of the...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Don't get schooled: Perkins hopes to pitch well against old college team

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There's usually not much pressure in a spring training exhibition game, but don't try telling that to Glen Perkins. The Twins closer will pitch one inning in Wednesday's exhibition against the University of Minnesota, his former college team. Despite being a two-time All-Star, Perkins remains a bit uneasy about facing college hitters. On one hand, he doesn't want...
Via Fox Sports North
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Settled with Twins, Perkins has 'zero desire' to leave

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) The contract Glen Perkins has with the Minnesota Twins goes through at least 2017, so the All-Star closer wouldn't have to think about switching teams for a while. He already has. He would never do it. ''I won't go anywhere else. Not at this point. I've been home my whole life, and I would rather try to win here and never win than go somewhere else just to...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Fantasy Preview

Spring Training games are right around the corner with pitchers and catcher reporting to camp this week; baseball is back. Fantasy baseball is back too and fans from all over the country will be drafting their teams in the coming weeks with hopes of winning their league championship this year, bragging rights over their friends and possibly a few bucks too! The Minnesota Twins are...
Via Baseball Essential
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins deliver incredibly cheesy pickup lines for Valentine's Day (Video)

Some Minnesota Twins players were brought together to get their fans into the Valentine's Day spirit by delivering some of the most incredibly cheesy pickup lines you will ever hear.Brian Dozier, Torii Hunter, Trevor May, Trevor Plouffe, Kurt Suzuki, Caleb Thielbar and Glen Perkins take part, and they're clearly having fun with it. And the pickup lines are extremely cheesy:"On a...
Via Holdout Sports
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Healthy Glen Perkins Ready To Anchor Twins Bullpen

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins is “fully recovered” from a forearm injury that ended his season early last September and the 31-year old lefty will be ready for Spring Training, according to MLB.com. Perkins, who was named to his second straight All-Star team last summer, was shut down for the final two weeks of last season after suffering a strain and nerve irritation...
Via Baseball Essential
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #194: Glen Perkins | RP | MIN

Closers are probably my least favorite position to rank. Not because they aren’t important, but mostly because there’ss a ton of changeover every year. Who will lose there job? Who will get hurt? Who will emerge? These are all good questions but nearly impossible to answer with any sort of real confidence or accuracy. Outside the uber-elite, so much of a reliever’s end-of...
Via Baseball Professor
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins stars excited by Molitor hire, say he's great fit

MINNEAPOLIS -- Glen Perkins is excited to have another Golden Gopher on board. Joe Mauer gladly welcomes a fellow Cretin-Derham Hall alumni. But both Minnesota Twins players were looking forward to more than just those school ties when Paul Molitor was introduced as the next manager of the Twins on Tuesday. They, as well as others in Minnesota's clubhouse, have expressed a high level...
Via Fox Sports North
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins pitcher Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance

Glen Perkins reminds the Royals of his World Series assistance, tweets they can thank him later. I gave the Royals home field advantage with my save in ASG. They can thank me later.— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) October 15, 2014Funny stuff. Almost as funny as the fact that the ASG is giving KC home field advantage.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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