5 Thoughts: New Twins record, old friend José Berríos, and a surprise discovery
And a note about the Twins front office series of meetings over the past 10 days.
1) José Berríos pitched against the Twins on Sunday, now a member of a hot Blue Jays rotation with hopes of locking up a spot in the postseason.
In his 10 starts since joining the Jays at the trade deadline, José Berríos has logged 58 1/3 innings, with a 3.39 ERA and a 61:11 strikeout-to-walk ratio. He’s been everything that they hoped they were getting in the trade, in other words. Against the Twins the Puerto Rican righty narrowly missed finishing 7 innings. He gave up 3 earned runs on just 4 hits in his 6 2/3 innings of work. His 6 strikeouts included impressive put-away pitches on Miguel Sanó (curveball, looking; curve, swinging), Jorge Polanco (changeup, waving; curve, chasing), and Jake Cave (backdoor curveball, looking).
Toronto’s strong lineup gave him 5 runs to work with in the bottom of the 1st inning against Twins’ nominal starter Luke Farrell.
Nick Gordon had a 2-RBI double and Ben Rortvedt clubbed a breaking ball out to right field, sending the ball over the fence and sendin…