Minnesota Twins closer, Glen Perkins was a perfect 28-for-28 in save opportunities before the All-Star break. He set a franchise record for consecutive saves and was arguably one of the games best closers.
During the first half of the season the Twins closer gave up just two home runs and a total of just five earned runs.
Since the All-Star break the closer has blown two saves and given up four home runs and nine earned runs. He’s also given up 18 hits after giving up just 26 hits during the first half of the season.
Every relief pitcher goes through a rough stretch, but Perkins is 1-3 with two blown saves and a 5.79 earned run average in his last 15 appearances.
Last night Perkins continued to struggle. The southpaw entered the game in the 10th inning with the game tied at seven and recorded just one out before giving up the game winning run.
For a team that’s trying to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2010, Perkins has picked the wrong time to hit a rough patch. Just like the rest of the team, Perkins has struggled since the break and they need their best closer to get back on track.
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