Good at bat?
Scioscia shocked me in the 7th inning, bases loaded, 1 out, down by one to the Yankees, Robb Quinlan up. He sent in Erick Aybar as a pinch hitter. Why?
Quinlan is a better hitter. If its a lefty/righty thing, we have Kendry Morales on the bench. He hasn't played much lately, but I kind a remember him winning a few games for us.
Aybar takes a bases loaded walk after an 11 pitch plate appearance, so its a good time at bat, right?
Aybar started the PA by swinging at some pitches out of the zone, then took strike 3 looking on a curve, but got lucky as it was called a ball. To his credit, he did lay off some pitches and fould off a lot of tough strikes. Weird decision, great result.
Figgins follows with a walk, Angels take the lead, and the Proctologist is taken out of the game. Angels have a chance to add to a lead and sweep the struggling Yankees.