Greg Bird is BACK.
I TRIED TO TELL YOU GREG BIRD WOULD HAVE THE MOST HOME RUNS ON THE TEAM. I TRIED TO TELL YOU.
THE PRINCE WHO WAS PROMISED HAS RETURNED
(I TRIED TO TELL YOU) pic.twitter.com/ERlTh9Mrwd
— Lester, The Writer (@TheLesterLee) May 28, 2018
Since returning from ankle surgery, Bird is 3-for-11 with a home run and two RBIs and all of his at-bats look dangerous. Any time he steps into the batter’s box, it feels like he’s going to blast one into the Hudson River.
On Monday afternoon, Justin Verlander pretty much shut the Yankees batting order down but you know who refused to head back to the dugout with his head hanging low? Greg Bird who launched a shot into the parking lot.
When Giancarlo Stanton steps into the batter’s box I think ‘Why is he standing like an asshole?’ and when Greg Bird steps into the batter’s box I think ‘Oh, this is landing in the bleachers’.
Here’s what Aaron Boone had to say about Bird’s return:
“His at-bats all three days now [have been encouraging],” manager Aaron Boone said. “[He’s] controlling the zone. You can just see a real comfort up there. The fact that he’s gotten some early results has been nice, but what I’ve been pleased with is really all of his at-bats have been really competitive and you can just tell he’s in a really good place.”
I will never forget Bird’s home run off Andrew Miller in the ALCS last year providing the only run in a 1-0 win against the Cleveland Indians. My man is clutch and his lefty bat is crucial now more than ever with Didi Gregorius forgetting how to play baseball in the month of May. I’ve had dreams for years of Gary Sanchez and Greg Bird hitting back-to-back bombs and that is quickly becoming a reality.
Bird is the most important player in this lineup. With Brett Gardner having an OBP of .352 and Aaron Judge having an OBP of .418, SOMEONE has to drive these guys home if they’re going to be on first base so frequently.
Sounds like a job for Greg Bird.
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