No Treat For The Mad Dog

Posted: 13th September 2009 by Ken Marone in MLB
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Ryan Madson was thrust into the closer role this weekend after watching his fellow bullpen member Brad Lidge nearly blow his eleventh game of the season against the Washington Nationals.  And while Madson got the save that night the "Mad Dog" hasn't looked good since being officially named the unofficial closer for the Philadelphia Phillies. After coming into the game with a one run lead on Saturday night, Madson recorded two quick ground outs.  Fernando Tatis then singled which set up a two-run-homerun by David Wright.  It was Madson’s sixth blown save of the season. Think about that for a moment. Madson has six blow saves in thirteen chances and Brad Lidge has ten blown saves in thirty-nine chances. A .744 and .538 save percentage respectivel ...

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