Jose Berrios is known for overpowering hitters, but the usually strikeout-happy right-hander picked up his first Triple-A win with only one K on Thursday.
The Twins' No. 4 prospect (No. 24 overall) helped Rochester take down Gwinnett, 4-0, by allowing just four hits and two walks in seven innings of work. While his strikeout total did not match his average of seven per start, Berrios had his best outing as a Red Wing.
"I wasn't feeling too confident in myself," Berrios told MiLB.com about the beginning of his Rochester career. "So I just tried to figure out what I could control and do better work between my starts."
He stands at 1-0 with a 4.01 ERA after four starts. This follows a dominant stint at Double-A Chattanooga where Berrios went 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA. He is currently tied for second in the Minors in strikeouts with 114.
"There haven't been too many differences," Berrios told MiLB.com of his jump from Double-A to Triple-A. "Mentally, you just have to think you can do the right things to play here, so I've been doing my work to make that happen."
Alex M. Smith is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.