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Hideki Matsui in Left Field, as is Angels Offense

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ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 8: Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks to his left field position during the game with the Minnesota Twins on April 8, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.    (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 8: Hideki Matsui #55 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim walks to his left field position during the game with the Minnesota Twins on April 8, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Angels got a quality start from Joel Pineiro in his debut on the mound as a Halo. Meanwhile the Angels bats got a snug quality night's sleep in as they left 9 men on base in a game that was a lot closer than the final score. Pineiro allowed 3 runs in 6+ innings pitched before handing the ball over to Kevin Jepsen to complete 7. But reliever Brian Stokes let it get away with a 3-run Jim Thome HR in the 8th and in the 9th, the dam burst. Ugh.

Hideki Matsui started in LF but was not a factor on defense or offense tonight.

There once was an offense seeking
a hitter or two who were peaking
but hearing Jesse Crain's whiffs
caused some fans to ask if
there was an air mattress on the field leaking

SBN's new partner site FANGRAPHS calculates the blame of the game should go to Brian Stokes with -.125 of this game's loss expectancy. What do you think?

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