Lillibridge had an inkling that he would start, but once he saw his name in the lineup, he sent out the mass text to family and friends.
"It will be fun, obviously, for the family to come see me play, instead of just watching," Lillibridge said. "I'm ready to go, hoping to do some damage offensively and play some good defense."
Lillibridge collected his first hit of the season on Saturday, hitting a pinch-hit single to left in the ninth inning, and singled and stole second leading off Sunday's game. He had gone hitless in his first nine at-bats of the season.