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Former Gaffney house guest, Steve Geltz, makes his major league debut on Thursday night.....

POSTED August 17, 2012
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney


When he posed for this picture at Fuessenich Park in June of 2008, former Torrington Twister Steve Geltz had dreams of someday making it to "The Show" On Saturday, August 11, he did just that by earning a call up to the Anaheim Angels. Tim Gaffney has the backround story.

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: In his first major league appearance, former Torrington Twister faced four batter, 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”.

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”.

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