I feared throughout the regular season that Brad Lidge would blow the Phillies' chances at becoming the first team to repeat since the 2000 Yankees. My fears came to fruition in Game Four of the World Series against the Bronx Bombers. Lidge surrendered three runs as the Phils went onto lose 7-4 a half an inning after they tied the game at four. That game was crucial. If the Phillies win that game, the series is tied at 2-2. Anything can happen. Instead, New York took a commanding 3-1 lead and went on to win in six games. While a lot of things went wrong against the Yankees and even that inning, Lidge played his role in losing the Fall Classic. Lidge will have surgery on his elbows, and might be ready for Spring Training; however, who says he should be automatically handed the closer's role ...
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Article written by Tom Dougherty