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Lights Out for Phillies, Lidge Getting Lit Up

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Last October the World Champion Philadelphia Phillies piled on top of their perfect closer in celebration of his forty eighth save in forty eight chances. 

Carlos Ruiz was the first to wrap his arms around perfection and then the rest of the team ensued. The pile on began a celebration that had been almost thirty years in the making. However, it brought out the flaws in a closer who went through a full season and postseason perfect. That closer was Brad Lidge.

Brad Lidge left Houston looking for a new beginning and that's exactly what he got in Philadelphia. With a restored confidence, Lidge entered 2009 with higher expectations than the year before. However, it seems these enhanced expe...

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