Twins shut out Cleveland 3-0 behind Andrew Albers

  • Article by: La VELLE E. NEAL III , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 13, 2013 - 6:31 AM

Andrew Albers followed an outstanding debut by treating the Twins and home fans to their first complete-game shutout of 2013.

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partskcojAug. 12, 13 9:37 PM

very good performance kid. Now don't let Gardy or Andy near you. get a restraining order if you have to. keep it going . First complete game of the year vs a pretty good team.

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QbikerAug. 12, 13 9:42 PM

First off, congrats to Andrew Albers. Now, here come all the cynics and snarky remarks from the "know it alls" on the message board- people proclaiming he's the next Johan Santana or will say he'll be a bust. Enjoy his two pitching performances and don't make any proclamations. Unlike most people, I still like Gardy and the current regime.

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orbitAug. 12, 13 9:45 PM

Nicely done, Mr. Albers. Nicely done!

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d434478Aug. 12, 13 9:56 PM

Fun games...Twins! Keep it up...great night of baseball!

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phylosefiserAug. 12, 1310:00 PM

I love it when someone comes out of nowhere to surprise everyone.

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garagewineAug. 12, 1310:02 PM

I don't what I'm more surprised by, the fact that he threw a 2-hit shutout in his 2nd start, or the fact that the coaches let him finish the game. Nice job, Andrew.

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transplantedAug. 12, 1310:03 PM

This was just what I was hoping for, and the kid delivered. It's been a while since a Twins pitcher generated this kind of excitement, and the game tonight was well worth watching. I agree with Phylo - great to see somebody come out of nowhere and surprise everybody.

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freedubayAug. 12, 1310:07 PM

its always nice to mess up the Indians playoff hopes

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thome2011Aug. 12, 1310:09 PM

Albers is fun to watch. I hope this is a trend and not just a mirage!

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LeftydAug. 12, 1310:15 PM

I know it's easy to say the Twins should have called up Andrew Albers earlier in the season. He was doing very well at Rochester with an 11-and-5 record, 2.86 ERA and solid numbers across the board. He was also solid in the minors in 2012. I wondered why he wasn't called up soon...despite not being on the 40-man roster...there should always be room for a pitcher who is doing so well at Triple-A. Then, when I read shortly before his call up that he only throws around 85-ish MPH...I was skeptical about Albers ability to pitch in the majors. He's only two starts in...but, so far he is doing the things Scott Diamond did last year as a pitch to contact pitcher...but even better. So far, he is showing the craftiness and control that gave the Royals and Indians fits. I hope he can continue to grow...and be ready to adjust when teams get a better read on him. I am intrigued to see how Albers finishes the season. It's early...but, Albers could be a ray of hope for a beleaguered starting rotation.

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