Monday Sept. 21, 2009
Milwaukee, WI--North Augusta's Tyler Colvin went 1 for 3 in his big league debut with the Chicago Cubs Monday night.
Colvin started in centerfield and picked up a sac fly in his first at-bat in the first inning in the Cubs big win over Milwaukee. His first big league hit came two innings later as he cracked a solid single to right. Colvin walked in his third plate appearance and then grounded out in his last two trips to the plate.
Cubs manager Lou Pinella said before the game Colvin should see plenty of playing time before the season is over and could play in every game as he replaced Milton Bradley on the roster. Bradley was suspended by the team for the rest of the season.
Colvin played his college ball at Clemson before being drafted by the Cubs. He spent just over two years in the minors before the official call up Monday.