Crunching Lidge's numbers
Brad Lidge has had a rough time in 2009.
He is 0-1 with an 8.49 ERA (11 earned runs in 11 2/3 innings) in 12 appearances. He has four saves in just five opportunities — he hasn’t had a save opportunity since April 25. He has allowed 14 hits, eight walks and five home runs. Opponents have hit .286 against him.
Lidge did not allow his 11th run until his his 43rd appearance on July 25 lat season.
He allowed only two homers and opponents hit just .198 against him.
“It’s embarrassing to be honest with you to give up this many home runs,” Lidge said today. “That being said, I feel fine. I’m encouraged that my stuff is getting better. I feel like my slider is great right now. Yeah, I’m making mistakes with my fastballs and right now they’re not missing.”