With a lineup featuring many Triple A players, the Angels eliminated the allegedly major league Texas Rangers from post-season contention. This assures the Halos of facing their postseason nemesis, the Boston Red Sox late next week in the American League Division Series.
Looming just a little further down the road, rookie starting pitcher Sean O`Sullivan dominated the Arlington Also-Rans and seems to be in contention for a 2010 rotation spot. The young Jack Black doppleganger struck out 3 Rangers in 5 innings, allowed 2 ER and gave up only 3 hits one night after giving a nationally televised and champagne-soaked locker-room popping demo, taking the team "best dancer" award uncontested.
Batting for Vladimir Guerrero in the 4th inning, Mike Napoli hit a 2 run single with the bases loaded and later in the game rookie Chris Pettit got a hit in his first major league plate appearance. Bobby Abreu went 2 for 3 with a solo HR off of 17-Game Winner Scott Feldman to get the night's scoring started. But according to some statistical analysts, WINS don't matter. Those analysts are not going to the postseason.