Berrios Dazzles in Opening Day Victory over Cleveland

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What a start to the 2019 season for the Minnesota Twins!! Newcomer Marwin Gonzalez got the big hit, Buxton got a double, and Jose Berrios looked like the ace that the Twins have been missing since Johan Santana… It’s a long season but the first start for Jose couldn’t have gone any better…

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In his 7 2/3 innings, he struck out 10 on 96 pitches (2/3 were strikes) and only gave up 2 hits and 1 walk. It was the perfect start to 2019 for the young Twins’ Ace.

If Berrios can control his breaking ball for the rest of the season like he did today, he won’t just be up for another All-Star appearance. He’ll be up for a Cy Young. His slurve breaks so much that I sometimes wonder whether or not Castro is going to be able to catch it… It’s absolute filth.

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Corey Kluber was his usual dominant-self too until the 7th inning where the 3 Twins newcomers made their own rally, which led to 2 runs on a Marwin Gonzales gap-shot.

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The Twins would only need 4 hits, 2 runs, and 2 pitchers to beat the Indians. Berrios handed the ball to Taylor Rodgers to get one out in the 8th and then he got the final 3 outs in the 9th, giving Berrios the win and him the save.

It was a good Opening Day.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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