With the “On Air” light on, the junior broadcasters were cued by the producers to add some “color” commentary before the first pitch. Nazelli ignored the cue card topics and began a discussion with his booth partner about who should get the Golden Glove Award for centerfield. Native Detroiter, Nick Wachol began listing the accolades for the Tigers’ Austin Jackson.
Nazelli reminded the listeners that the Angels’ rookie, Mike Trout, has a long video list of highlight catches and a Batting Average over 300, 20 Homers and over 30 Stolen Bases.
Asked to give his prediction of the evening’s game, Gabe mentioned that the Angels had the power even without their All-Star first baseman, Albert Pujols. “Pujols hasn't played since he was taken out Wednesday, in his team-high 121st game, against Boston with tightness in his right calf,” reported Gabe. “Albert hoped his calf would respond well to a workout, allowing him to play Saturday in the second game of the series.”
As the game progressed into a pitchers’ duel, Gabe’s analysis was right on. In the Angels at bat of the sixth inning with two on and two out and two strikes on Howie Kendrick, the Angels slugger stroked a line drive into the left field gap scoring the game’s first two runs.
At some point during the middle innings, the chatty young broadcasters were led back to their host’s, the Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group, skybox. When asked by one of the principals how his experience went, Gabe responded,” I don’t know about you, but I ain’t working for peanuts ever again.”