Sunday, August 16, 2009

Lidge blows another one

The Phillies had a 3-2 lead over the Braves going into the bottom of the 9th and lost 4-3. That is his 8th blown save this season in 30 chances. I know that there were 2 errors in the frame but he also allowed 2 base runners in Friday's game before getting out of it. Last season he perfect in save opportunities and no one expected that to last but every time he takes the mound lately it turns into an adventure. It's like 1993 when you had to wear a towel on your head in the 9th.
Maybe it's time for a new closer. Brett Myers is due back soon and will pitch out of the pen or maybe try Jamie Moyer since he recently became unemployed.


Big Dan said...

Good thinking! Bret Myers was successful as their closer, I think it was 2 years ago.

Big Dan said...

He was perfect last year: regular season, playoffs, and world series. And then this, the very next year. I'm not sure if anyone in history ever went perfect in saves the entire year, he might be the only one in history...including the playoffs & WS.

Remember, he was a head case in Houston, and they benched him. He gave up a crucial HR in the playoffs for the Astros and was never mentally the same. The Phils traded for him to give him a 2nd chance, and you had the perfect year. Now it's head case again.