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Game 162: Twins @ White Sox

Serenity now.

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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!

Today's Lineups

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