In the interest of you Twins blog fans who got lost here in the Red Sox section, here's an update on starter Glenn Perkins. The lefty is gone after two innings, after allowing four hits, four earned runs, four walks and Lowell's homer. He threw 49 pitches, 24 for strikes.
Josh Beckett's cruising, by the way. He's perfect through three with four strikeouts, including back-to-back jobs on Cuddyer and Morneau in the 2nd.