Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lidge Blows Another One

B rad Lidge is no stranger to blown saves. And he added another one to his collection earlier tonight at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Phillies were winning 4-3 going into the bottom of the 9th. Then, Brad Lidge came in and before you knew it, the game was over. The Pirates won 6-4.

The Phillies came back from down a run in the top of the 9th to take the lead by a run. Andrew McCutchen misjudged a deep fly from Victorino. Ben Francisco scored as the go-ahead run. McCuthcen later made up for that in a big way.
Game over... Lidge's fault again.
Then in the bottom of the inning, Lidge immediately gave up a lead-off single (his trademark). After a wild pitch by Brad, the runner moved up 90 feet into scoring position. Then Brandon Moss hit a liner into left that Werth bobbled on the bounce, allowing the tying run to score.

Then, Andrew McCutchen stepped in. He knocked a 2-run walk-off homer off against Lidge. The rookie overpowering the vet. Game over... Lidge's fault again.

The game started off so promising, with a first-pitch homer for J-Roll. Then, on the first pitch of his second at-bat, Jimmy knocked another dinger. The Phillies should sweep the Pirates, no offense to Pittsburgh fans. The fact of the matter is that the Pirates traded away all their veteran talent and the Phils should beat a team made of mostly young players.

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