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.”