The game tonight against Cleveland is not just a middle-of-the-week, regular season home contest for the Minnesota Twins.
The Twins have delighted fans with the arrival of top prospect Jose Berrios. Berrios gets the start Wednesday (7:10 p.m. start at Target Field), in what will be the 21-year-old's major league debut.
For many fans, it's about time Berrios gets his shot – the Twins have taken their time bringing Berrios along. The righthander didn't dominate in spring training and was sent to triple-A Rochester to begin the season.
Since then, Berrios has dominated the minor leagues. His ERA is 1.06 and he's allowed only 8 hits in 17 innings pitched.
The call-up has stirred baseball watchers. ESPN's David Schoenfeld writes that Berrios could develop into the Twins' best starter since Johan Santana.
Berrios shared his excitement on Facebook:
Berrios has been receiving well wishes and plenty of coverage on social media from fans and the Twins too since the call up.