Monday, August 17, 2009

High Time

Thats it. Brad Lidge, you are officially dead to me.

Last season's Mr. Perfect is now 0-5 with 8 blown saves on the season, leading all pitchers in the National League in that stat. Every Phillies fan knows, whenever this guy enters a game this entire season, it's like shades of back in the "Wild Thing" days. Even when he saves a game this year (and much of last year, for that matter), getting that save entails giving up a double, walking a guy or two and always always always putting the tying and go-ahead runs into scoring position. After one year of glory at the absolute pinnacle of his profession, Brad Lidge has returned to what he always was before the miracle of 2008, which is basically a suckjob pitcher that you wouldn't want out on a major league mound unless your team is either up 15-2 or down 15-2.

What I want to know is, when are Your World Champion Philadelphia Phillies finally gonna get smart and just make Pedro Martinez our new closer?

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Blogger Gnome said...

The Phillies won't get smart and use Pedro as a closer -- at least not this season. And that may well be their doom. Dooooom!
Go Braves!

11:21 AM  
Blogger PokahDave said...

Don't go just ain't gonna work...

11:27 AM  
Blogger Bayne_S said...

It is still a miracle that Lidge ever became a quality closer after those 2 Pujols playoff homeruns!

Pedro may have the mindset to be a closer.

Smoltz is available and he was a great closer.

12:52 AM  
Blogger corron10 said...

Lets be serious Hoy. Pedro closer, No thanks.

Its all in his head.

And hey Brad, everyone in the world knows that you have two pitches. WAKE UP and start moving the fastball around. Especially inside.

he will never lose that closer spot.

10:55 PM  
Blogger 1Queens Up1 said...

I agree with Corron, Charlie really wants him in that spot, HOWEVER, if someone were to take that closer role my money is on Myers not Pedro.

3:24 AM  
Blogger Chad C said...

Closers are a flash in the pan.... A closer is just a guy who runs good for awhile. Maybe some day teams will get this concept, not sink money into 1 inning pitchers, rotate kids till they find a hot one?

11:57 AM  

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