Carlos Ruiz Is Tipping Brad Lidge’s Pitches?

Posted: 15th September 2009 by William Zeltman in MLB
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Could Carlos Ruiz be part of Brad Lidge's problem in 2009? Some say yes. After a discussion on MLB Network's MLB Tonight, the topic again was discussed on Sirius XM Homeplate's The Show today. Some speculate that one of Brad Lidge's issues in closing out games in 2009 has been catcher Carlos Ruiz tipping his pitches to the opposing team. According to the theory, when Ruiz calls for a slider he drops his leg to prepare for a ball in the dirt. He evidently is setting up too early giving the hitter time to realize what pitch he is going to throw Rumor has it that in the Mets clubhouse this was a topic of conversation after Lidge's rocky performance on Saturday. Supposedly a batter that struck out was asked why he swung when he knew ahead of time that the pitch would be a slider in the dirt. I ...

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