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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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins coach Eddie Guardado shot with an airhorn

Minnesota Twins bullpen coach Eddie Guardado was shot with an airhorn by pitcher Brian Duensing yesterday.Much to the delight of many. Not only did Bruno dance last night, we made Guardado dance too. pic.twitter.com/pJHYRFS86j— Glen Perkins (@glenperkins) June 23, 2015[Dan Carson]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins' 3-1 win ends Cardinals' five-game victory streak

MINNEAPOLIS -- Tommy Milone gave up one run in seven innings and the Minnesota Twins squeaked out a 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Milone (3-1) gave up five hits and struck out five and Eduardo Nunez had two hits and two RBIs to help the reeling Twins, who had lost seven of their previous eight games. Carlos Martinez (7-3) gave up two runs -- one earned...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft: Minnesota Twins Select Tyler Jay

With the sixth overall pick in the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft, the Minnesota Twins selected left hand pitcher Tyler Jay from the University of Illinois. Jay is a 6’1”, 180-pound junior from Lemont, IL. With the pick, Jay also becomes the highest-drafted player in school history for the Illini. On Monday evening, the draft news breaking for Jay was somewhat bittersweet...
Via Baseball Essential
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers offense stymied, no sweep over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing in three years, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a series sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar had RBI for the Twins, who otherwise struggled with runners on base. Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth for his major league-leading 21st save in as many...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelfrey tosses 8 strong innings, Twins blank Brewers 2-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Pelfrey pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing in three years, and the Minnesota Twins avoided a series sweep by beating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Sunday. Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar had RBIs for the Twins, who otherwise struggled with runners on base. Glen Perkins worked a scoreless ninth for his major league-leading 21st save in as many...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins end May on a high note

The Minnesota Twins came back from a 4-1 deficit yesterday to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 and win the three game series. With the win, the Twins finished the month of May with a 20-7 record, and are now 11 games above .500 with a record of 30-19, tied for best in the AL (the Houston Astros are currently 31-20). May of 2015 marks the first time the Twins have won 20 games in...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Buehrle, Blue Jays rally past Twins 6-4 on Colabello homer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Chris Colabello hit two-run tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning against former teammate Glen Perkins, giving Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-4 victory over the Twins on a soggy Friday night, stopping Minnesota's five-game winning streak. Buehrle (6-4) made a drastic recovery from a four-run first inning for his second complete game this season, raising...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 8: It’s Time for the Perk-ulator

Any god fearing Jersey-ian grew up with the song of this week's title track.  It was bred into our systems much like the IOU sweatshirt craze during the same time frame. It's catchy, is easy to sing, sounds like some sorta bubbles being blown somewhere, and there's some booty shaking.  Bubbles and booty, what could be better?  Another "B" obviously.  Bullpens!  I am turning...
Via Razzball
May 28, 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

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
May 15, 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 Bloguin Best
May 08, 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

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
May 07, 2015  |  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
May 07, 2015  |  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
April 27, 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

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
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