Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Worst Ever

Brad Lidge is having the worst season ever by a closer. That's not opinion, that's fact. Lidge 2009: 0-6, 9 blown saves, 7.33 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, 11 HR allowed. That's the worst ERA and 4th worst WHIP by a closer with 20+ saves in any season ever. I am appalled, I am livid, I am absolutely pissed!

Why the hell did Charlie Manuel use him for a 4th straight game anyway? That's a double stupid move. First time stupid for using him that many days in a row. Second time stupid for refusing to look at other options for closing games. This was the perfect opportunity to do so, because the excuse for "needs rest" was there.

~Carson

14 comments:

GM-Carson said...

It took Brad Lidge all of 5 pitches to blow that game, and 1 pitch was a wild pitch. 3 hits, 3 runs. Mother f*$ker!

ripjgarcia said...

Brad Lidge is a piece of shit! Its about time that upper management tells Charlie that its time to move on. I don't know exactly what that will mean, but it can't be any worse than this. How many of these blown saves have come when the Phillies battled back from behind?? More than half I believe. That's gotta be demoralizing to the team. His teammates should encourage him to take batting practice so someone can throw at his head and maybe knock something loose.

Or at least claim prank after they tie him to a chair in the 8th inning.

GM-Carson said...

The scary part about Lidge's struggles- it's mental! If it were physical or mechanical, it's an easier fix. He's a mental midget and that's tough to deal with.

Dr. Steve said...

Brad Lidge and Sean Andrews need to go on the same self-help cruise.

That sinks.

Joe W. Linden said...

brett myers for closer... ya know. once he's done fighting in bars, that is.

Jay Ballz said...

Who's got those bobble heads? Let's have a mass murder of those things!

GM-Carson said...

I'm ready to plug Jose Canseco in at closer. Anyone but Lidge.

GM-Carson said...

Quotes:

Lidge- "Today is frustrating. I want to get out there and compete and get those guys out. Unfortunately today I just didn't have enough in the tank, I guess. I didn't have anything on the ball tonight. The fourth day in a row for me historically has been pretty bad. I wasn't able to make an adjustment today and I just didn't have anything on the ball. I need to be able to make an adjustment if I threw four days in a row."

*Once again, Charlie was stupid for using him last night.

Manuel- "He's got to stay with it. He's got to keep going. That's all we can do. That's where we're at. That's our closer. I've said that all along. That's the guy we give the ball to in the ninth inning."

*The game of baseball is all about adjustments, and when you refuse to do so, you end up losing. I gravely afraid Charlies refusal will cost us dearly.

ripjgarcia said...

We could bring back Wayne Gomes........

Reverend Paul Revere said...

It would have been nice to get Chad Qualls.

Dr. Steve said...

What's Jose doing?

And, why pitch him the fourth game in a row? They needed to use someone else.

beerdo said...

Jose is set to fight Rodney King in an mma match.

Stock said...

Jamie Moyer as closer????

Justin said...

Somebody in that clubhouse is just in a particularly ugly case of denial. I'm more than willing to admit that they probably know something I don't, and maybe there's a reason for not making a change with Lidge, but at the same time, we're all watching the same game.

We're all seeing the same poor performance, and we're all seeing nothing done about it.

DO SOMETHING, SOMEONE. We're dying here.