In retrospect, the Angels’ Tuesday night game against the New York Yankees was doomed before it began. But it could have unfolded in so many more favorable ways than it did in their 6-3 defeat at Yankee Stadium.
When Nick Tropeano decamped for the disabled list because of shoulder pain over the weekend, the Angels needed a man to start the game, any man, and so they called up journeyman left-hander David Huff, a triple-A reliever as of last month.
The choice was between him and right-hander Kyle Kendrick, with Tim Lincecum choosing to continue his preparation in triple A. The choice did not work out.
Huff yielded an infield...