Is It Time To Increase Lillibridge’s Playing Time?

Brent Lillibridge had another solid outing Saturday in an emergency start for Carlos Quentin, who was scratched with a bruised left knee. Lillibridge singled in his first at-bat and hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning of a 9-2 win. He played a solid right field.

He can also play a solid second base.

And a solid left field.

And he can lead off.

With Lillibridge’s production (.325 avg., .416 OBP, 4 HR ), albeit in limited action, rivaling that of Adam Dunn (4 HR, .308 OBP), Gordon Beckham (.220 avg. .274 OBP, 4 HR), Alex Rios (.205 avg, .265 OBP, 4 HR), Juan Pierre (.250 avg., .313 OBP), it’s time to open the discussion about him platooning with Juan Pierre and/or Gordon Beckham, whose early-season struggles have really been a disservice to the team.

I’m not saying it needs to be a permanent solution, but Lillibridge comes to play every time his number is called and Beckham and Pierre need a fire lit under their [rear ends].

Consider me Team Lilli.

Topics: Brent Lillibridge, Chicago White Sox, Gordon Beckham, Juan Pierre

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  • Gary Buhrman

    The White Sox should let Brent Lillibridge have more
    playing time and get rid of Danks and Dunn. Let’s
    start keeping the fans happy and start winning more
    games.