MIN 8, KC 2: New Twins Ace Wins in Front of Old Twins Ace
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Jose Berrios: 66 Game Score, 7.0 IP, 2 ER, 6 K, 3 BB, 66.0% strikes
Home Runs: Eddie Rosario (20), Max Kepler (14), Logan Morrison (15)
Multi-Hit Games: Max Kepler (3-for-3, HR, BB), Logan Morrison (2-for-4, HR)
WPA of 0.1 or higher: Kepler .318, Berrios .166
WPA of -0.1 or lower: None.
Berrios ran into some control issues in the third inning. He walked three of the first four batters he faced that frame, then surrendered a two-run single to Alex Gordon. That was the only blip on the evening, as Jose went on to give up just those two runs over seven innings.
It had to have been pretty cool for Berrios to have the opportunity to perform with Cy-tana in the building, and he stepped up to the occasion.
The Twins hit three home runs in support of their ace. Eddie Rosario, Max Kepler and Logan Morrison all went deep, LoMo’s was particularly impressive.
Here are the numbers on that mamoth shot:
Recent waiver wire pickup Oliver Drake made his Twins debut, setting a new MLB record by appearing with his fifth different team this season. He struck out one batter over a perfect inning of work.
Postgame With Molitor
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
Next Three Games
Sun vs. KC, 1:10 pm CT: Ervin Santana vs. Danny Duffy
Mon at CLE, 6:10 pm CT: Kyle Gibson vs. Trevor Bauer
Tue at CLE, 6:10 pm CT: Adalberto Mejia vs. Carlos Carrasco
Last Three Games
MIN 6, KC 4: Long Day at the Office
CLE 2, MIN 0: Carrasco Stars in Dominant Performance
CLE 6, MIN 2: Deadline Day Ends in Defeat