• Brent Lillibridge Slays Yankees

    Posted by on April 26th, 2011 · Comments (2)

    Putting your Yankees fan cap aside for a minute, as a baseball fan, how can you not tip your cap and applaud the two plays like the ones that Lillibridge made, on back-to-back batters, to end the Yankees game this evening?

    By the way, in 2008, Lillibridge was traded by the Atlanta Braves with Jon Gilmore, Santos Rodriguez and Tyler Flowers to the Chicago White Sox for Boone Logan and Javier Vazquez. One year later, Logan and Vazquez were traded by the Braves to the New York Yankees for Arodys Vizcaino, Melky Cabrera, Michael Dunn and cash. So, in a way, the Yankees gave up Vizcaino, Melky, Dunn and cash in order to put Lillibridge in position to beat them in 2011. It makes sense if you don’t think about it.

    Lastly, ouch, it’s too bad the Yankees don’t get to hit off Orioles pitching all the time, huh?  Throw some good pitching at them and this line-up flops like Kirstie Alley’s pooch.

    Comments on Brent Lillibridge Slays Yankees

    1. Evan3457
      April 26th, 2011 | 9:56 pm

      Side issues first:

      I wouldn’t exactly call Humber “good pitching” quite yet. Like to seem him do that regularly.

      As for Floyd, this game was virtually a carbon copy of the game he threw against them in Chicago in late July, 2009. The Yanks lost 3 out of 4 in that series…and then got white-hot the rest of the way..

      Now, Lillibridge…he’s not even a regular outfielder, he’s a utility man, and came up as a shortstop prospect with the Braves. He’s struggled like crazy at the plate to stick in the majors, so I’m happy for him, this game lets him stay around a little longer.

      The plays really…uh…sucked…but yeah, I’m happy for the guy.

    2. Raf
      April 27th, 2011 | 5:39 am

      Floyd & Humber are examples of “good pitching?”

      Hell of a couple of plays by Lilibridge. Those were rockets that were hit. Props also go to whichever coach positioned him.

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