Twins prospect Berrios unravels after six hitless innings

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Jose Berrios is the Twins’ top pitching prospect and looks primed for September call-up this season, but after Friday’s outing, it’s clear he isn’t exempt from the usual challenges that face aspiring Major Leaguers. Berrios (pronounced buh-ree-ohs) took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of his latest Triple-A start for Rochester before getting slammed for five runs without recording an out.

I spoke to his pitching coach about the night for MiLB.com:

“He’ll get through it, it’s part of the process of growing up,” Rochester pitching coach Marty Mason said. “Everyone goes through it.¬†Once the sharks get swimming, it’s hard to get them off sometimes.

“But this was his sixth game in a row in which he’s gotten into the seventh inning — he’s a good-looking, developing pitcher.”

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