Chris Iannetta says finish proves the importance of every game


Chris Iannetta

Chris Iannetta/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels


Angels catcher Chris Iannetta had a very good observation Monday while cleaning out his locker in the Angels’ clubhouse. It came a day after the Angels lost 9-2 at Texas. They needed a victory in that game to force a one-game playoff with Houston for the right to play in the American League wild-card game Tuesday at New York.

“It was definitely an exciting finish, but it obviously didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to,” Iannetta said. “That’s why every game through the course of a season is important – whether it’s the first game or the last game. At least we had the opportunity to write our own destiny at the end. We just fell a little bit short.”

The Angels won nine of their last 12 games to put themselves in position to make the postseason, but it didn’t happen.

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