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?

14 comments:

Andrew said...

sad, just sad... I wouldn't be so upset if we were playing the Braves or the Cards or some interleague game, but this was the Nats, who are 2-3 years away from evening posting a winning season. Pathetic. How can Lidge NOT get 3 simple outs? Dude works 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week, at best! I work 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, and I don't blow my only job. 2008 was great. All leverage is now gone. Rube was a total dumbass for going after Oswalt instead of good help for our bullpen.

Andrew said...

only thing in our favor is that I'm going to today's game and the Phils have won every game I've attended this season. Hopefully my streak stays alive.

Bob D said...

Brad Lidge fail!

I was surprised that there was no bullpen arms traded for.

OK, how about they cut, DL, demote, or terminate some of the pitchers and call up Bastardo, Matheison, Schwimmer, Worley, Zagurski, or anyone else from the minors. How much worse can it get? An ERA of 4 or 5 is an improvement, but some of those guys could do better. Heck, even Jason Werth has a better arm than them - let him close. I am done with BS Lidge!

Bob D said...

Brad Lidge Fail!

ripjgarcia said...

Uh oh. That did not look like a 15 day disabled list injury.

GM-Carson said...

Hamels with his second consecutive poor performance. Ol Lady Parts?

And where the EFF is the offense?

GM-Carson said...

Hamels ended up on giving up 4 through 7. Mediocre. I expect better from Wonderboy.

Andrew said...

he did have 10 Ks though. I think he just left one bad pitch hanging to Dunn. He was good, just one unlucky pitch.

My streak lives!

Dr. Steve said...

Oswalt wasn't bad, the defense wasn't behind him. And Hamels probably could have pitched another inning, it wasn't that bad at all.

Our starting pitching is solid. We need to hit better, mainly. And of course, the thing about firing our bullpen and bringing up the minors.

Larry Jones said...

Any word on the injury to the only produce in ur line up?

Andrew said...

Oswalt wasn't great. He did hit 2 guys and walk 2 and was unable to have many shutdown clean innings. Next time around he'll be fine.

GM-Carson said...

Howard with sprained ankle. We're F'd in the A.

Preserve Jon said...

Now batting cleanup for the Phillies, Number 9. Dominic Brown. Number 9.

Okay, okay, so it's more likely to be Ibanez or Werth, but when was the last time a rookie was slotted fourth in the Fightins' lineup?

GM-Carson said...

Brown is a super prospect, but his holes in his swing are being exposed already at the MLB level. He has a quick bat, but I've seen him look plenty bad already. He has more learning to do for sure.