Sunday, August 01, 2010
Sick of this $h*t!
Brad Lidge is one of the highest paid closers in baseball, yet he does a horrendously shitty job at actually "saving" anything. Over the past two seasons, in which he's been paid $12M each year, he's blown 15 saves in 56 opportunities for 73% "success" rate. For you math geniuses out there, that means he's blowing nearly 3 out of every 10 chances he's given to save a victory. His ERA over that time- 6.78, WHIP- 1.77. Oh yeah, he's lost 9 games too. It is disgusting to know you can suck this much at your job, but still be paid like you're the best. His new nickname Brad "BS" Lidge, BS standing for Blown Save and Bullshit (gotta love the double connotation). Can't wait to hear his excuse this time...f'n joke!
All momentum from the 8 game winning streak and addition of Roy Oswalt has been lost over the past two nights. The Nationals sent two starting pitchers to the mound that the Phillies should have handled with ease, but in each game mustered only 1 run off of each. Then there was that lackluster debut from Oswalt on Friday and Lidge's 9th inning meltdown last night. This team blew a golden opportunity to make up/hold ground in the NL East and Wild Card race. But we shouldn't get mad or expect better, that would make us frontrunners right?