One hometown boy is on the shelf for the Minnesota Twins, but that doesn’t mean the other one isn’t having a heck of a season. On Sunday night it was announced that Minnesota native Glen Perkins has made the American League All-Star team.
The selection is the second for Perkins and the second straight for him. In last year’s game at the home of the New York Mets, Citi Field, Perkins did not appear in the ballgame. Some closer named Mariano Rivera took his pitching opportunity.
Perkins again has been a bright spot in another seemingly dark season for Minnesota. Perkins has 20 save as of Sunday evening in 36 games with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.101 WHIP.
The hosts in the game got a second representative in the game. The Twins backstop Kurt Suzuki will be making his first All-Star appearance in his home digs. Suzuki is hitting .308/.366/.400 with 34 RBI in 71 games while playing an insane amount of games behind the dish.
Ex-Twin Carlos Gomez was named an All-Star starter for the National League and he’s having a great year for the Milwaukee Brewers. Ex-Twin and native Minnesotan Pat Neshek was named as a pitcher for the National League, Neshek is now hurling for the St. Louis Cardinals.