Originally posted on Down with Goldy  |  Last updated 8/15/13
Ok, let's get the obvious out the way right up front - he's had two starts, one he he lasted 8 and 1/3 innings and gave up no runs, and another was a complete game shutout.  That's pretty crazy.  He's just the 63rd pitcher to give up zero runs in his first two career starts, and the combined 17.1 innings is the 17th longest scoreless streak ever by a starter to begin his career, and the longest since the immortal John Hiller in 1967.  Crazy, crazy stuff, especially coming from an unlikely source.  Of course the downside is that the list isn't exactly full of big names (Phil Niekro and Mike Norris are probably the biggest) and some of the more recent pitchers to pull the two game thing off haven't exactly gone on to bigger things (Josh Collmenter, Vin Mazzarro, and Alex Sanabia, to name a few).  So the big question - is Andrew Albers, like, good? He was never really considered any kind of prospect, signing with the Twins as a minor league free agent after a year with the Padre...
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