Glen Perkins locked down the save after pitching a perfect ninth inning striking out one batter in Tuesday's win over the Padres.
The Twins closer is now 13-for-15 in save chances in 2014 and has now pitched three straight scoreless innings after getting blown up last Thursday. He is now sporting a 3.38 ERA and 1.03 WHIP through his first 21.1 innings while holding down a 30:3 K:BB rate. It is safe to say he is one of the top closer options in the American League moving forward. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Mo Williams (knee) will play Friday against the Wizards.
As he has been playing through this knee issue, Williams' shooting percentage has been dreadfully low (23-percent). Considering this, do exactly what the Hornets are doing: play him with caution. Williams is a tealented guard, but be reasonable with your expectations, as he has struggled with his shot while dealing with the injury. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Brad Miller not in the Mariners lineup Friday because of an illness.
Considering Miller committed an atrocious 18 errors in a mere 107 games last season, one would be led to believe that he has the plate presence of Tony Gwynn in order to hold down the Mariners starting shortstop position, however that is not at all the case, as Miller hit a lowly .221, with 10 homers, 36 RBI, and boasted an inexcuseable .288 OBP in 2014. Stay away from him in drafts. Analysis: Dom Murtha