First Pitch: 2:10 PM CDT
TV: FS-NRadio: TIBN, Go 96.3Know Thine Enemy: South Side Sox
Jose Berrios gets one more chance and hopes to end the season on a positive note today.
His main issue has been control; his walks per nine innings pitched this season is 5.4. For context, fangraphs considers 4.0 to be "awful." Compounding the issue, he's giving up a bunch of hits (11.8 H/9), for a walks-and-hits per inning pitched of 1.9. Earned run average isn't always the best stat for judging pitchers, but I think we can agree that 8.61 is pretty bad.
Things have been better in his last two starts (8.2 IP, 8 H, 5 ER, 4 BB, 4 K); though he failed to reach 5 innings both times and didn't strike anybody out in his last start. Here's to a good start, La Makina!
|MINNESOTA TWINS||CHICAGO WHITE SOX|
|Byron Buxton - CF||Adam Eaton - RF|
|Jorge Polanco - SS||Tim Anderson - SS|
|Robbie Grossman - DH||Melky Cabrera - LF|
|Miguel Sano - 3B||Jose Abreu - 1B|
|Kennys Vargas - 1B||Justin Morneau - DH|
|Max Kepler - RF||Todd Frazier - 3B|
|Eduardo Escobar - 2B||Alex Avila - C|
|John Ryan Murphy - C||Carlos Sanchez - 2B|
|Logan Schafer - LF||Leury Garcia - CF|
|Jose Berrios - RHP||Chris Sale - LHP|