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Glen Perkins | Relief Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Glen Perkins took his first blown save of the year Saturday after giving up a run in the ninth to the A's.
An infield single, a wild pitch and a bloop single to left snapped Perkins' streak of 28 consecutive saves to open the season. Now the only perfect closers left are Francisco Rodriguez (21-for-21), Andrew Miller (19-for-19) and Jonathan Papelbon (15-for-15). Jul 19 - 12:19 AM

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Glen Perkins nailed down his 28th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Wednesday's victory over the Orioles.

He caught J.J. Hardy looking to lead off the frame before retiring Matt Wieters and Jonathan Schoop on a groundout and flyout, respectively. American League All-Star Game manager Ned Yost has indicated that Perkins would likely be his closer in the Midsummer Classic and it's easy to see why given that he has a 1.24 ERA and is a perfect 28-for-28 in save opportunities.
Jul 8 - 4:29 PM

Glen Perkins tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning Thursday against the Royals for his 26th save of the season.

Perkins struck out one batter and needed just 11 pitches to get through the inning. He's now a perfect 26-for-26 in save chances this season to go along with a 1.35 ERA and 30/5 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings.
Jul 2 - 11:37 PM

Glen Perkins recorded four outs to close out the Cardinals on Wednesday for his 23rd save as the Twins won 3-1.

The Cardinals, down 2-1 at the time, put a runner in scoring position with two outs in the eighth inning, so manager Paul Molitor opted to bring in Perkins to end the threat. He did so, inducing a fly out from Kolten Wong. Perkins allowed back-to-back singles to lead off the ninth, but bounced back with back-to-back strikeouts before getting Yadier Molina to ground out to end the game. Perkins remains perfect in 23 save opportunities with a 1.53 ERA and a 26/4 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings.
Jun 17 - 11:25 PM

Glen Perkins earned his 22nd save of the season with a perfect ninth inning to close out Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.

Perkins trotted into the game shortly after the Twins snapped a 3-3 tie with an RBI double by Eddie Rosario. Holding a one-run lead, Perk quickly snuffed out any hopes the Rangers might have had for a home comeback. He threw just eight pitches--six for strikes--to record the final three outs of the game. To this point, he's been one of the best closers in the majors with a 1.61 ERA and 24/3 K/BB ratio over 28 innings. Most importantly, he's 22-for-22 in save chances.
Jun 14 - 6:32 PM

Glen Perkins secured his 21st save in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Brewers, working a scoreless ninth on thirteen pitches.

Perkins wasn't quite at his sharpest in recording the save--he threw just seven of his 13 pitches for strikes--but he managed to navigate the inning without much real trouble. Perk struck out Aramis Ramirez for the second out of the frame, then walked Gerardo Parra to bring the tying run to the plate before inducing a ground out from Jean Segura to close out the game. Perkins has been an anchor for the Twins bullpen and is a perfect 21-for-21 in save chances. He holds a 1.67 ERA and 24/3 K/BB ratio over 27 innings.
Jun 7 - 5:40 PM

Glen Perkins was asked to get four outs Tuesday, earning his 17th save against the Red Sox.

With two on and two outs in the eighth, Perkins was brought in to face Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval hit an infield single to load the bases, but Perkins got Hanley Ramirez to fly out to end the threat. He then worked a perfect ninth to earn the save. Perkins leads the league with his 17 saves, and he owns a 1.25 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 21/2 K/BB ratio over 21 2/3 innings.
May 27 - 12:47 AM

Glen Perkins picked up his 16th save of the season Saturday in the Twins' 4-3 win over the White Sox.

Perkins allowed a two-out single to Alexei Ramirez and then walked J.B. Shuck, but he rallied to strike out Tyler Flowers. The 32-year-old left-hander has a fantastic 1.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 21/2 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings this season, and he leads all major league closers in saves. Minnesota is off to a surprising 24-18 start.
May 23 - 7:29 PM

Glen Perkins kept the Pirates off the board in the 13th inning for his 15th save, securing the Twins' 4-3 victory on Wednesday.

It was not without stress, as Perkins allowed a one-out single to Andrew McCutchen, uncorked a wild pitch, and issued a two-out walk to Jung-Ho Kang. Perkins, however, struck out Pedro Alvarez to end the game. The lefty is 15-for-15 in save chances with a 1.40 ERA and a 19/1 K/BB ratio on the season.
May 20 - 11:19 PM

Glen Perkins notched his 10th save of the season after pitching 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball against the A's.

With the Twins clinging to a 6-5 lead, the A's put a runner on first with two outs in the eighth inning. Perkins came in and struck out Marcus Semien to put out the potential fire. He then went on to pitch a perfect ninth to earn his 10th save of the season. The southpaw is now 10-for-10 in save opportunities, pitching to a 1.35 ERA and a 12/0 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings. Simply fantastic numbers for the 32-year-old.
May 7 - 5:04 PM

Glen Perkins narrowly escaped the ninth inning with his ninth save on Monday, closing out an 8-7 victory against the Athletics.

Perkins was protecting a two-run lead, but allowed a two-out RBI double to Stephen Vogt to put the tying run in scoring position. He managed to strike out Craig Gentry to end the threat, however. Despite the tense situation, Perkins has been terrific this season, going 9-for-9 in save opportunities with a 1.50 ERA and an 11/0 K/BB ratio in 12 innings.
May 4 - 11:40 PM

Glen Perkins danced around trouble against the White Sox on Friday to secure his seventh save of the season.

Holding a slim one-run lead, allowed a pair of hits in the ninth and had runners on second and third with two outs, but he got Tyler Flowers to strike out looking to end it. Perkins is 7-for-7 in save chances and owns a 0.90 ERA and 9/0 K/BB ratio over 10 innings.
May 1 - 11:28 PM

Glen Perkins retired the Tigers in order in the ninth Tuesday to earn his sixth save.

Perkins needed just 10 pitches to earn the save, his sixth in as many chances this year. The southpaw now owns a 1.00 ERA and 0.56 WHIP in nine innings of work. Perkins struggled a bit in 2014 but appears to be back on track this season.
Apr 28 - 11:15 PM

Glen Perkins did not allow a hit in the eleventh inning, picking up his fifth save against the Mariners on Sunday.

The save came in the bottom of the 11th inning after Joe Mauer hit a two-run triple in the top of the frame. Perkins entered and struck out one without allowing a hit or a walk. He's now 4-for-4 in save situations and holds a 1.13 ERA and 7/0 K/BB ratio in eight innings.
Apr 26 - 8:40 PM

Glen Perkins finished out the Twins' 3-0 victory over the Royals on Wednesday to earn his third save.

Perkins struck out Alex Gordon, got Salvador Perez to fly out, and Paulo Orlando to hit an infield pop-up to end the ballgame. The lefty moves to 3-for-3 in save situations with a 1.50 ERA and a 6/0 K/BB ratio in six innings.
Apr 22 - 11:05 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
2Eduardo Nunez
3B1Trevor Plouffe
LF1Eddie Rosario
2Shane Robinson
CF1Byron Buxton
2Aaron Hicks
RF1Torii Hunter
DH1Miguel Sano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Phil Hughes
2Ervin Santana
3Ricky Nolasco
4Kyle Gibson
5Mike Pelfrey
6Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Glen Perkins
2Blaine Boyer
3Kevin Jepsen
4Casey Fien
5J.R. Graham
6Ryan Pressly
7Trevor May
8Ryan O'Rourke