GameChat – Twins @ Royals #2, 7:10pm

It’s Tuesday so I am not here tonight but I thought I would still throw this out there for any of you fans who want to see if the Twins can do anything interesting in Kauffman besides have a bench player pitch an inning…

Btw, Carroll is back at his traditional place on the corner.. I’m ok with that.

The other interesting thing tonight is Albers MLB debut! Honestly, no matter what happens tonight, my guess is that he won’t be out-pitched by a 39-yo utility infielder.. just saying.

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Dozier, 2B Cain, L, CF
Carroll, 3B Hosmer, 1B
Mauer, 1B Butler, B, DH
Morneau, DH Gordon, A, LF
Arcia, LF Maxwell, RF
Colabello, RF Moustakas, 3B
Herrmann, C, C Tejada, M, 2B
Thomas, C, CF Kottaras, C
Bernier, SS Escobar, A, SS
  Albers, P   Shields, P

 

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boy, howdy was THAT a game!!

I really can’t fault Twins fans if they didn’t tune in after last night’s drubbing but it’s awfully nice when they come back with a drubbing of their own.  Considering the Royals really haven’t made losing a habit since the All-Star break – especially against the Twins – this was a nice surprise. We actually HIT THE BALL! WE HIT IT A LOT!! AND THEY HIT IT REALLY FAR! They actually had three homeruns in tonight’s game – Dozier, Mornea and Colabello – which brings the Twins season total to 100. (which is more than the Yankees, I might add). Considering two of them were in the first inning – Doziers in the first AB of the game – it was a great way to come back and start and a huge surprise.

OMG though TALK ABOUT SURPRISES! I had high hopes for the kid coming up and making a good showing for himself since yeah, he couldn’t really be worse than the starters we have been running out there already.. but HOLY COW! He not only made a good show of getting Royals hitter after hitter out but he did it for what was temptingly close to a complete game shutout for an MLB DEBUT!!!! good gravy. Yes, he “only” went 8 1/3 innings but that is apparently four games for Correia so that’s well above my expectations. It was just a great game for any starting pitcher much less a kid in his first shot. Good on ya Alby! You have more than earned today’s BOD!

Andrew Albers #95 of the Minnesota Twins poses for a portrait on February 19, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida. (February 18, 2013 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

Andrew Albers #95 of the Minnesota Twins poses for a portrait on February 19, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Florida.
(February 18, 2013 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

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