The Minnesota Twins came away with a 2-0 road win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, in a game that featured no hits and no walks through six innings. Minnesota starting pitcher Jose Berrios and Milwaukee starting pitcher Corbin Burnes were absolutely ridiculous in this game.
Berrios finished with a line of six innings, no runs, no hits, no walks, one hit-by-pitch, and 12 strikeouts. He was removed from the game at 84 pitches, because the Twins understandably don’t want to get crazy with his pitch count in the first start of the season.
In case you haven't heard yet, Jose Berrios was pretty good tonight. 🔥
6 IP 0 H 12 Ks (8 by Curveball – both tie career high)
— Inside Edge (@IE_MLB) April 4, 2021
José Berríos, Feculent 85mph Curveball. 😮
There should be a 30 for 30 about the first 5 innings. pic.twitter.com/DLlO7bdQih
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 4, 2021
Twins reliever Tyler Duffey allowed a single with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning to lose the no-hitter, but that’s the only hit Minnesota allowed.
Burnes had a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts and no walks through 6 1/3, but allowed a home run to Byron Buxton with one out in the seventh.
.@Burnes16 was absolutely lights out tonight. 🔥
1 ER pic.twitter.com/FBEOnFKipV
— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) April 4, 2021
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 4, 2021
It has to be quite annoying for Burnes to come out on the losing end after what he did through 6 1/3 innings, but he’ll be on the winning side of things a lot going forward and figures to be in the NL Cy Young mix. The 26-year-old is showing that his 2.11 ERA mark in 2020 was no fluke.