Posts tagged "Tyler Colvin"

COLVIN AND STANTON HEADLINE CUBS/MARLINS SERIES

Two of the National League’s best young power hitters will square-off in a three-game series, starting tonight when the Cubs hit Florida. Tyler Colvin’s crucial three-run bomb on Wednesday propelled the Cubs to a sweep in St. Louis — the team’s first in 22 years — and tied him with Marlins right fielder Mike Stanton... Read more »

COLVIN NEEDED A BREAK

August can be a cruel month.  The weather is hot; players are wearing; and the playoff contenders elevate their play.  Tyler Colvin didn’t mind a few days off.  The Cubs rookie outfielder is hitting .206 in 21 games (13 starts) this month.  Former Manager Lou Piniella had him on the bench for all but one... Read more »

LEE BACK ON FRIDAY

Derrick Lee will be back in the Cubs lineup on Friday in St. Louis. “We found out (Thursday) morning that Derrek’s grandfather has been put in hospice,” said Cubs Bench Coach Alan Trammell.  “He needed to get away.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Derrek and his family.  He’ll be back with us tomorrow.” Time... Read more »
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CASTRO WILL LEAD OFF

Lately, Lou Piniella has put Tyler Colvin in the lead-off spot and Starlin Castro in the 2-hole.  That will change in years to come. At 20 years old, being a productive big-leaguer is hard enough.  The Cubs don’t want to overburden Castro by putting him at the top of the order now.  Colvin is also... Read more »

Why Colvin Excels

Tyler Colvin’s best asset might not be his quick hands, his smooth power stroke, his deceptive speed or his adaptable versatility.  It’s the gray matter he has between his ears.          Despite not getting consistent at-bats early in the season, Colvin found a way to stay effective.  He listened and learned from... Read more »