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.