Former Gaffney house guest, Steve Geltz, makes his major league debut on Thursday night.....
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: In his first major league appearance, former Torrington Twister faced four batters, walking his first in Carlos Pena before retiring the next three on two fly balls and a strikeout.
The Angels were blanked by the Tampa Bay Rays by a 7-0 score but the Buffalo, New York resident was the story for Geltz fans.
His first major league batter?
Only Carlos Pena, one of the most feared home-run hitters in the league.
Geltz walked Pena but then got Ryan Roberts to fly out to deep center for the first out of the top of the ninth.
Jose Molina swung and missed on a nasty fastball on the outside corner for the former Gaffney host guests first major league K.
Desmond Jennings then flied to left and Geltz had his first big league appearance under his belt.
Geltz hopes to make enough of an impression on his Angels coaching staff to stick around when two relievers return from the disabled list early next week.
The Gaffney’s are hoping for a Boston visit next Wednesday if their former player is still at “The Show”.