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Berríos regains form with a scoreless debut

The first six weeks of the season, José Berríos appeared to be an inch off, never completely unraveling but never appearing like his full self. This changed during the Blue Jays’ 3-0 victory over the Mariners at Rogers Centre on Tuesday, when they needed him the most.

With Jordan Romano ill and Tim Mayza on the disabled list, Berríos carried the Blue Jays with seven-plus scoreless innings. He only struck out four Mariners, but he returned to his origins as one of the game’s most dependable starting pitchers by delivering the correct pitches at the right times.

“Staying consistent is the best way to come back like that,” stated manager Charlie Montoyo. “He has been working really diligently. He is among the most diligent employees I know. It was wonderful to witness that outing. He maintained control throughout. This second inning was the entire game.”

 

Written by Clint Pasillas

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