Opening Day (April 1, 2013) is 75 days away. We are counting down the 100 Walk Off Home Runs in Angels franchise history. Today we look at #75...
June 25, 2000 - Tom Kelly's Twins had a five-run sixth inning in this Sunday night game, chasing starter Brian Cooper and taking a 6-4 lead. The Angels added two in the bottom of the seventh and then it was a drawn out battle of the bullpens. Eddie Guardado pitched the bottom o the ninth and Shigetoshi Hasegawa followed him with a scoreless top of the tenth. The pair exchanged another round, bottom of the tenth for "Everyday" and top of the eleventh for "Shiiggy.
The pattern looked like it might repeat when Orlando Palmeiro and Matt Walbeck were retired by Guardado on five pitches. But Eddie's second pitch to Darin Erstad landed in the seats. It was a 7-6 Angels victory in eleven innings.
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