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Report: Lidge Limps Off Field

Todd Zolecki has this from Clearwater:

Closer Brad Lidge, the team’s key offseason acquisition that allowed the Phillies to return Brett Myers to the rotation, limped off the field this morning after he caught his spike in the mound while throwing live batting practice on Ashburn Field at the Carpenter Complex.

Lidge had just started to throw batting practice when he stopped after he threw a pitch. Manager Charlie Manuel, pitching coach Rich Dubee and athletic trainer Scott Sheridan conferred with Lidge on the mound.

Lidge then limped back into the Phillies’ clubhouse with Sheridan.

I’m nervous. Supposedly the Phillies said it was “nothing serious,” but isn’t that always how the bad injuries begin? Lidge needs to be worked in slow.

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  1. Ped

    February 23, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    I’m nervous about Lidge too! Who’s gonna take his place if he gets hurt? Flash? Myers? I hope not Brett ever again cause that guarantees Adam Eaton in the rotation.

  2. xfactor

    February 23, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    You may see Eaton in the rotation in either case.

    Losing Lidge for more than three months would make Rollins’ prediction of 100 wins next to impossible.

    If Ligde is done for the season after Garcia was a no-show last year, it would cast a dark shadow over the Gillick Era. Not to mention the misguided 7M offer to Howard when 8M probably would have done the trick.

    But if Lidge comes back by May and the Phillies stay in it until the end, the Gillick era will have been a success.

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