Enhanced Box Score: Angels 7, Cubs 6 – June 18, 2010
Admit it. The Cubs came back just enough to piss you off. Defense was once again the primary culprit, though an early exit for Carlos Silva (and, thus, early entrance by the bullpen) didn’t help.
Lou Piniella inexplicably inserted Tyler Colvin – a guy known for a good batting average, good slugging, but not particularly great OBP – into the leadoff spot, against a lefty no less. It worked, sort of: Colvin was on base three times, but his biggest contribution was a three-run homer. That’s a middle of the order hitter, Lou.
And oh how I’ve missed one of my favorite enhancement targets…
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