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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
2 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Jepsen Shines in First Go as Interim Closer

The Minnesota Twins have had the worst bullpen ERA in the American League since the All-Star break, a big reason why the club has slowly been slipping out of the playoff picture. To make things worse, AL saves leader Glen Perkins had to receive a cortisone injection for neck pain earlier this week and wasn’t available tonight. Starting pitcher Tommy Milone only lasted 5.1 innings...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report 20.0

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Glen Perkins has been dealing with neck discomfort and is currently sidelined. He’s hoping to return on  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen Perkins' WAG wrote an essay defending her husband from cyberbullies

Twitter is a cesspool of anonymous creeps and fanboys with avatars of their heroes. Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins' WAG, Alisha, wrote an essay on her site defending hubby from the creeps:Listen, I get that you want to hold Glen to a higher standard because he gets paid a lot and you are used to him being darn near perfect but that does not give you the right to cyber bully...
Via Bob's Blitz
July 31, 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

Kang homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win against Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jung Ho-Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night. Kang's sixth home run of the season, a drive off All-Star closer Glen Perkins (0-3), sent Pittsburgh to its fourth win five games. Perkins has allowed runs in three of four...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 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

Rodriguez hits 3 homers, Yankees rally past Perkins, Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) 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...
Via AP on Fox
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

A's trump Twins in extra innings, 3-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Stephen Vogt hit a game-ending single in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night. After the teams were held to one total run in the first eight innings behind sharp pitching from Oakland's Scott Kazmir and Minnesota's Phil Hughes, the game opened up late. The Twins took the lead with two runs in the top...
Via Fox Sports North
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Dozier and Perkins impress in the All-Star Game

Two players from the Minnesota Twins, Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins, were participants in Tuesday night’s All-Star Game. Not only were they both representing the Twins, but they both also received playing time from AL manager Ned Yost. What they did with that playing time is what made headlines Wednesday morning. Dozier came into the game in the top of the eighth inning as a pinch...
Via isportsweb.com
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier, Perkins, AL All-Stars top NL, 6-3

CINCINNATI -- Minnesota Twins representatives Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins certainly did their part to help the American League win Tuesday's All-Star Game, 6-3, over the National League. Dozier especially performed admirably, as he launched a solo home run over the fence in right-center field in the eighth inning, giving the AL a 6-2 advantage. After launching his home run, Dozier...
Via AP on Fox
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Dozier, Perkins, AL All-Stars top NL, 6-3

CINCINNATI -- Minnesota Twins representatives Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins certainly did their part to help the American League win Tuesday's All-Star Game, 6-3, over the National League. Dozier especially performed admirably, as he launched a solo home run over the fence in right-center field in the eighth inning, giving the AL a 6-2 advantage. After launching his home run, Dozier...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

StaTuesday: Twins in All-Star Games

Welcome to the latest edition of StaTuesday, where each week we'll give you a different look at sports by examining a particular statistic or numbers. If you have any ideas for future articles, please send us an email. With the All-Star Game upon us, just how have Minnesota Twins players done in the past and what kind of legacy do Brian Dozier and Glen Perkins have to live up to...
Via Fox Sports North
July 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Check Out Glen Perkins’ Sweet New Goalie Mask

I’m not sure who started the trend of awarding themselves (or a teammate) a WWE-style championship belt after a job well done…but I think it was four-time NBA All-Star Rasheed Wallace. Over the years, the tradition has gotten so mainstream, that the sports entertainment giants have even gotten involved. In 2013, following their Cy Young Aaward winning seasons, both Max Scherzer...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins' Perkins gets awesome surprise from wife after All-Star selection

Glen Perkins was named to the AL All-Star squad for a third consecutive year on Monday -- and that wasn't even the best part of his day. The Twins closer was elated when he got the official word about his All-Star selection, but he got an even bigger thrill later on in the evening, when his wife surprised him with a gift after the game. After pitching a scoreless ninth for the Twins...
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins Closer Glen Perkins Gets Surprise Gift After All-Star Selection

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins had quite a night Monday as the team earned a walk-off 4-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Target Field. He’s a perfect 27-for-27 in save opportunities and has a 1.27 earned run average with 34 strikeouts and just five walks in 35 1/3 innings pitched.
Via Fox Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Mizzou pitcher helps send Royals to a fourth straight loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kyle Gibson threw eight innings of four-hit ball, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar had RBI triples, and the Minnesota Twins beat the AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals 2-0 Thursday night. Gibson (6-6) stranded a pair of runners in the eighth before turning the lead over to Glen Perkins, who remained perfect in 26 save attempts. Perkins is two saves shy of...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins prank bullpen coach by hiding in his locker with airhorn (Video)

The Minnesota Twins pranked bullpen coach Eddie Guardado by hiding in his locker with an airhorn, and were extremely successful in scaring the bejesus out of him. Not only did Bruno dance last night, we made Guardado dance too. pic.twitter.com/pJHYRFS86j— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) June 23, 2015Reliever Brian Duensing blew the airhorn, so he's the one who will have to watch his...
Via Holdout Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Struggling through June

Glen Perkins The Minnesota Twins don’t have any glaring weaknesses, except that they don’t have any strengths. One can look up and down their roster and see a lot of solid baseball players. There are young prospects on the rise, such as Byron Buxton, the number one prospect in baseball who was called up just a few days ago. There are also aging veterans, like Torii Hunter,...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Glen Perkins is one of the best closers in baseball right now

The Minnesota Twins are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now and they have one of the best closers in the game. Glen Perkins worked a perfect ninth inning for the Twins in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Red Sox, earning his MLB-leading 18th save of the season. Perkins has been outstanding this season, posting an impressive 1.19 ERA with zero blown saves and only three earned...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Glen Perkins closing the door

With a win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins improved their record to 28-18, which ties them with the Kansas City Royals for the second best record in the American League.  It may not be June yet, but Twins fans have a team to get excited about.  Wednesday’s win was their 5th in a row and 9th win in 11 tries.  They are the hottest team in baseball...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2015  |  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
May 20, 2015  |  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
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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