This Week in Schadenfreude

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Great come from behind win for the Marlins last night and I couldn't resist nominating Brad Lidge for this week's Schadenfreude segment. Lidge recording his astonishing eleventh blown save of the season. Below is his line from last night, which ended with him walking of the mound after allowing a game tying RBI single to Jorge Cantu and a game winning RBI single by Brett Carroll.

L, BS, 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 ER

Even better is the amazing stat line that Lidge has compiled this season.

0-8, 7.48 ERA, 31 Saves, 11 Blown Saves

There has been much debate this morning about the Phillies situation and what they should do, should they find themselves in the ninth inning in the playoffs with a one-run lead. Basically, I don't think they can do much now. They did try some other options with limited success. They've reached the point where the will either live with Lidge or die by him. We'll see what happens. I've probably given him the reverse kiss of death and he will have a great postseason en route to another ring.


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