Tank Commander Phil was confident. And he should be, the Angels were just 6 percentage points away from a top 5 draft pick slot and with the lottery the way as it is, had an outside chance at number 1 overall. Things were going great with a rough schedule against the Rays and Rangers, both looking for a division crown. With a depleted team full of AA players, this was a perfect opportunity that he could not fail!
HE DID WHAT?!
Yeah apparently, Drury did not get the memo and neither did Logan or Neto or Detmers even as the Angels scored a ton and won somehow. Good grief…
Detmers went 4 innings, giving up 1 run on 3 hits, striking out 7 and walking just 2. Phil pulled him early as a desperate ploy to tank, alas, it was not enough.
Walsh started the scoring with a single in the first.
Logan got another run across due to a botched double play opportunity.
Neto doubled in a run i the 2nd, seriously forgetting he was supposed to tank.
Drury then messed up on purpose, hitting a 3 run jimmy jack.
Detmers, in a panic, allowed a run in the 3rd.
But while others were trying, Drury refused to tank, hitting a 2 run bomb in the 6th.
Wantz did allow a 2 run double, however.
Angels win 8-3, somehow. Yeah I have no idea how this was allowed to happen.
Another day game tomorrow. 10 AM. Because the networks hate you, that’s why. Yes, you in particular. See you tomorrow.