Found September 27, 2012 on Monkey with a Halo:

There's only seven games left in the season, right?  Good, because I don't think my heart can take much more of this and that is before we even try and factor in the cardiac arrest-inducing tightrope walk that is a standard C.J. Wilson.

Leave it to the Angels to mix in some drama in what was almost a must-win game considering that the Orioles and Athletics (and the Rays too, who remain one game back of the Halos, as if this Wild Card race wasn't complicated enough) won earlier in the evening.  Hopefully this game turns out to be a metaphor for how the Angels' season plays out.  Trailing until the end before overtaking their opposition in the last minute. Yeah, sounds about right.

Angels 4, Mariners 3

 

Game Notes

-- Let us all stand in awe of Torii Hunter.  Not only did he come up with the game-tying RBI and the game-winning RBI, but he did both with two outs.  Talk about raising the degree of difficulty.

-- Even though the Angels didn't gain any ground, I can't overstate how huge this win was just on its own merits.  Having the Angels coldest pitcher go up against King Felix was a match-up that I think we probably all chalked up as a very likely loss.  In that respect, they didn't gain ground in the standings, but they kind of did in the grand scheme of things since this is one expected loss that never came to pass.  Now, let's see if the Halos can do it again when the same pitchers square off in Seattle on Monday.

-- Very quietly, Erick Aybar is making a case for being the Angels' MVP of September.

 

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