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Article: MIN 2, TEX 0: La MaKKKKKKKKKKKKina

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#1 Tom Froemming

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 02:40 PM

Jose Berrios struck out a career-high 12 batters and pitched seven shutout innings to set the done for the Twins. The offense managed to scratch across two runs, both coming with two outs, and the bullpen combo of Trevor Hildenberger and Fernando Rodney protected the lead.Snapshot (chart via FanGraphs)
Joe Berrios: 84 Game Score, 7.0 IP, 0 ER, 12 K, 2 BB, 65.4% strikes
Bullpen: 2.0 IP, 0 ER, 3 K, 0 BB
Lineup: 2-for-9 w/RISP, 6 LOB
Top three per WPA: Berrios .449, Grossman .161, Wilson .097
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Berrios gave up a double on his very first pitch of the game, but would only surrender two more hits, one of which could have easily been scored an error. This was a red hot Texas Rangers team, but Jose stopped them dead in their tracks.

Berrios busted out his curveball over and over again, throwing 44 curves on his 107 pitches (according to Baseball Savant). The Rangers managed to put just one of those curveballs in play. Jose got nine swinging strikes, six called strikes and nine foul balls on that pitch.

Over his last eight starts, Berrios has surrendered just 13 earned runs over 57 innings pitched, a 2.05 ERA.

This was a scoreless game until the bottom of the fifth. Robbie Grossman hit a leadoff double, advanced to third on an Ehire Adrianza fly out to center and then scored on a Bobby Wilson two-out single.

The next inning, Eddie Rosario hit a leadoff single and advanced to second base on a wild pitch. Eduardo Escobar was walked, but Texas managed to retire the next two batters, Brian Dozier and Logan Morrison. Grossman came up and hit a ground ball through the infield to score Rosario.

Hildy pitched a 1-2-3 eighth before Rodney struck out the side to earn his 17th save of the season. Bartolo Colon had a great start in his return to Target Field, pitching seven innings, but today was La MaKina's day.

Bullpen Usage
Here’s a quick look at the number of pitches thrown by the bullpen over the past five days:
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AL Central Standings
CLE 43-44
DET 36-42 (-8)
MIN 34-40 (-8)
CHW 25-51 (-18)
KC 23-53 (-20)

Next Three Games
Mon OFF
Tue at CHW, 7:10 pm CT: Lance Lynn vs. Reynaldo Lopez
Wed at CHW, 7:10 pm CT: Kyle Gibson vs. James Shields
Thu at CHW, 1:10 pm CT: TBD vs. Lucas Giolito

Last Three Games
TEX 9, MIN 6: Odorizzi Lays an Egg
TEX 8, MIN 1: Circling the Drain
BOS 9, MIN 2: There Go Those Shiny Pitching Stats

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:01 PM

Good thing we have a pitcher! It seems that is the only way this team will win these days. Pitchers just can't give up any runs to win. Just ask Gibson. We need to clone Berrios. Thankfully, they did get 2 runs and the pen didn't blow it. It is nice to win a close game.

 

Colon had an ERA just under 10.00 (9.87)for the month of June, coming into this game. And this team could only score 2 runs! He has been pitching like this.... 3.1 innings and 8 runs....

https://www.mlb.com/...box,game=530408

and this.....3.0 innings and 6 runs....

https://www.mlb.com/...box,game=530267

but the Twins make him look good.

 

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:08 PM

I saw Colon clapping when Wilson hit a single off him to get an RBI. That shows how much respect he has for the game. I like the guy.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:17 PM

Pair this staff with last years offense and we’d be a good team.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:23 PM

 

I saw Colon clapping when Wilson hit a single off him to get an RBI. That shows how much respect he has for the game. I like the guy.

 

Any time Wilson gets a hit, it is a monumental event. If there is an RBI included, one may feel the earth rumble.:go:

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 03:47 PM

Did anyone find it weird that Dick asked if Colon is a Hall of Famer? It must just be him being fat and having a cool nickname that makes people forget about the PEDs.

 

I understand forgiveness and still rooting for a guy that did that in the past, but that should be automatic disqualification from the HOF.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:11 PM

 

Did anyone find it weird that Dick asked if Colon is a Hall of Famer? It must just be him being fat and having a cool nickname that makes people forget about the PEDs.

 

I understand forgiveness and still rooting for a guy that did that in the past, but that should be automatic disqualification from the HOF.

I enjoy seeing an old guy out there - of course he is still 30 years younger than me, but we have had other old guy pitchers and they have not made it to the HOF on an age dispensation unless they were knuckleballers.Remember that Jamie Moyer and Julio Franco made it to 49!Fun, but not HOF.  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:14 PM

One of my favorite parts of the game today was when Mauer made the error on what was an amazing play by Berrios and the scorer gave the batter a hit.Between innings he confronted our terrific scorer and was joined by both Morneau, and Jack Morris to say that was an error.Stu corrected it.Nicely done.Cheap hits and forgiving fielding errors is not acceptable.

 

For the game - Berrios gets all the credit.I think he could have gone nine.But the offense is so offensive.There has to be something that can be done to change this.  

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

84 game score. Is that the best game a Twins pitcher has pitched this year?

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:30 PM

 

One of my favorite parts of the game today was when Mauer made the error on what was an amazing play by Berrios and the scorer gave the batter a hit.Between innings he confronted our terrific scorer and was joined by both Morneau, and Jack Morris to say that was an error.Stu corrected it.Nicely done.Cheap hits and forgiving fielding errors is not acceptable.

 

For the game - Berrios gets all the credit.I think he could have gone nine.But the offense is so offensive.There has to be something that can be done to change this.  

 

?? Here is no error in the official box.... am I missing something?


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:43 PM

As hard as it is to believe, the Twins are two games over .500 for June.

 

 

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 05:47 PM

?? Here is no error in the official box.... am I missing something?


I believe they have 48 hours to change it. I would stay tuned.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:20 PM

 

84 game score. Is that the best game a Twins pitcher has pitched this year?

Nope, Jose's first start (CG at BAL) as an 86. Berrios now has three starts with a game score of 80 or higher. No other Twins starter has eclipsed 77, which is Gibson's high.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:24 PM

These vexing Twins! Gotta love 'em.


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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:41 PM

If they can get all the pitchers to throw shutouts this stinky lineup of hitters has a chance to look good. 2 runs off of Colon is pathetic.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:43 PM

 

?? Here is no error in the official box.... am I missing something?

The announcers made it sound like the play was changed. But I just checked the line score and you are right - it did not change, but it should have.I guess they want Mauer to win that gold glove. 

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:54 PM

I was listening to the pregame on the radio and the Dazzleman predicted a career high in strikeouts for Berrios.
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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:23 PM

Taylor Motter approaching, if not exceeding, Bret Boone's 2005 numbers.

 

Bring back Petit.

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 07:30 PM

Ryan LaMarre has been optioned to AAA, I wonder if they'll call Buxton up? If not, it'd almost have to be Cave.

 

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 08:22 PM

Ryan LaMarre has been optioned to AAA, I wonder if they'll call Buxton up? If not, it'd almost have to be Cave.

 

I want this headline: "LaMarre-Out, Cave-In".

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