Brad Lidge Experiences Highs and Lows in Philly

Posted: 24th September 2009 by Leslie Monteiro in MLB
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Last year, Brad Lidge looked immortal by throwing the high heat on the hitters, and it helped him achieve perfection last year by going 48-for-48. This year is a different story for the beleaguered Phillies closer. Lidge watched the other team celebrating victories off him when he closed games. Lidge handed the game to the Marlins last night after he blew his 11th save, and it helped the Marlins get a walkoff victory that helped them take a series in keeping their playoff hopes alive. There's no question Lidge was not going to repeat the year he had last year. It's hard to be perfect as a closer, so what the Phillies saw out of Lidge in his first season was an exception. A closer is going to blow four or five saves a game, and include Mariano Rivera in that discussion. Still, Lidge's per ...

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