Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 day ago

Perkins breezed through the ninth to finish off a 2-0 victory over AL Central-leading Kansas City on Thursday night.

Perkins remained perfect in 26 attempts, and needs two more saves to match bullpen coach Eddie Guardado (116) for third-most in franchise history. For the season, the 32-year-old has a 1.35 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 30:5 K:BB ratio.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 7 days ago

Perkins threw a perfect ninth inning Saturday to pick up his 24th save of the season.

A 1.44 ERA and 0.96 WHIP (not to mention all those saves) should have him headed straight to the All-Star Game in a couple of weeks. His K/9 rate has slipped below 9.0 for the first time since he became a regular member of the Twins' bullpen in 2011, which is a tiny bit worrisome, but otherwise Perkins is having the best season of his career.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 2 weeks ago

Perkins pitched the final four outs -- two of which were strikeouts -- to pick up the save Wednesday against St Louis.

Perkins improved to 23-for-23 in save chances this season and is now leading the majors in saves. He has a 1.53 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and a 26:4 K:BB ratio in 29.1 innings this season.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 3 weeks ago

Perkins tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 22nd save of the season Sunday against the Rangers.

The lefty needed just eight pitches to finish off the game and lowered his season ERA to 1.61 in the process. Perkins' strikeout numbers are down this season (7.71 K/9), but he leads the majors in saves and should continue as a strong fantasy reliever as the resurgent Twins continue to present him with an abundance of opportunities.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 4 weeks ago

Perkins walked one and struck out one during a scoreless ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday to earn his 21st save of the season.

The Twins' closer has been a fantasy boon this season, as he is leading the league in saves and has a minuscule 1.67 ERA through 27 innings. As long as this surprising Minnesota team continues to scratch out wins, Perkins will remain a strong reliever option.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 month ago

Perkins struck out two in a perfect ninth to pick up his 20th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.

Perkins is now 20-for-20 in save chances this season and leads the majors in total saves.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 month ago

Perkins threw a scoreless ninth inning for his 19th save in Sunday's win over Toronto.

Perkins was unavailable Saturday after he said his arm didn't feel fresh, but Sunday's outing should alleviate any injury concerns.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 month ago

Perkins was unavailable Saturday after he told the coaching staff his arm didn't feel fresh after playing pre-game catch, the Associated Press reports. However, Perkins says he is available Sunday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

With Perkins getting the night off, Blane Boyer converted a save chance in Saturday's game. It sounds like this is just a day of rest for Perkins rather than an injury, but watch his progress.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 month ago

Perkins gave up two runs on three hits with a walk while retiring just one batter to take the loss Friday against Toronto.

Perkins had given up just three runs in his previous 23 appearances, so this was a rare off night. He didn't blow a save as he entered a tied game, but gave up a costly two-run home run to Chris Colabello. Perkins still has a dominant 21:1 K:BB ratio, so there's no reason to get overly concerned over one bad outing.

Glen Perkins RP MIN 1 month ago

Perkins gave up just one hit in the ninth inning on Tuesday before closing out the Red Sox for his 17th save of the season.

Perkins has been fantastic up to this point with a 1.25 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. Perkins has struck out 21 batters in 21.2 innings pitched, and will continue to be one of the best ninth inning closers in the game.