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Brian26
12-26-2011, 04:45 PM
According to MLB Network. They're ranking the top 40 finishes of 2011. The Lillibridge game in New York is #10, surprisingly high based on some of the higher-profile finishes ranked behind it (including that 19th-inning blown-call at home plate between Atlanta and Pittsburgh).

#7 on the list: The Santos meltdown in Detroit.

TDog
12-26-2011, 06:13 PM
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#7 on the list: The Santos meltdown in Detroit.

When I first read this, I was thinking of suggesting you be more specific. But, of course, this meltdown was in Detroit and actually finished the game.

I would have rated Lillibridge higher as the most memorable defensive takeover of a one-run ninth inning by a position White Sox player on the road since Juan Uribe in late October 2005.

PeteWard
12-28-2011, 01:40 PM
I was there, up a bit and along the right field line so I got a great look at both, but especially the final catch. The place was full of absolutely stunned Yankee fans. Best finish I have ever seen in person.

Domeshot17
12-28-2011, 02:31 PM
this was named the best defensive game by a player by ESPN.COM

#1swisher
12-28-2011, 04:06 PM
this was named the best defensive game by a player by ESPN.COM


Searched ESPN, Mark Simons' defensive pick based on context vs quantity is Lillibridge who played only two innings and handled two chances.

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/19501/defensive-performance-of-the-year

Procol Harum
12-29-2011, 03:52 PM
The #1 best finish of 2011 for me was getting this train wreck of a White Sox season over.... :whiner:

Brian26
12-29-2011, 04:29 PM
Searched ESPN, Mark Simons' defensive pick based on context vs quantity is Lillibridge who played only two innings and handled two chances.

http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/19501/defensive-performance-of-the-year

I like Mark Simons. I enjoy his work on the ESPN Baseball Today podcast when he's on during the season.