UPDATES & NEWS
Glen Perkins registered his 24th save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning allowing one hit while striking out two batters in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over the Indians.
Perkins earned his second save of the series on Wednesday as he continues to be one of the more reliable ninth inning options in the American League. He has now converted 24 of his first 27 save opportunities while holding down a 2.76 ERA while owning an impressive 54:7 K:BB rate over 42.1 innings. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Stephen Voigt went 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBI and one run scored in the Athletics 8-6 loss to the Twins on Monday.
Voigts first inning grand slam gave him seven home runs on the season to go along with 25 RBI and an impressive .372 average. The Athletics surprisingly traded away catcher Derek Norris to the Padres in the offseason which left the starting catcher job to Voigt who impressed during stretches of last season before being hobbled with an injury which clearly affected his production. The power is real with Voigt which is something many expected from him with every day at bats but the batting average and overall productiveness has been a welcomed site and has made him an early fantasy darling to his owners. While there is certainly going to be some regression in his average there is little doubt he will reach the 20 home run plateau which should rank him among the league leads at the position. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba