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Lidge Blows Back-to-Back Saves: Time to Demote “Lights Out” To Setup Role?

Published by on June 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB


What was the strength of last year's World Championship team is now the weakest link on the team.


Brad Lidge.


He was perfect in 2008.


41-for-41 in save opportunities during the regular season, plus an additional 7-for-7 in the postseason. The final pitch of Lidge's season brought the Phillies the franchise's World Championship in 28 years, solidifying Lidge's place into Philadelphia lore.


And 2009?


He's been one of the worst closers in baseball.


No. Actually, he's been one of the worst pi...

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