Glen Perkins tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning for the Twins last night, converting his 22nd save in 24 chances while lowering his ERA to 1.77. And as the All-Star closer revealed via Twitter shortly afterward, he was pitching with his fly down:
Nothing like getting two outs in the bottom of the ninth and realizing your fly is down!
— Glen Perkins (@glen_perkins) July 20, 2013
St. Paul Pioneer Press photographer Ben Garvin got some visual evidence, snapping a picture of Perkins on the mound, mid-zip:
— bengarvin (@bengarvin) July 20, 2013
All the more reason why most Twins fans will be devastated if the team trades Perkins.