Madson has blown one of his three save opportunities, and he came into a tied game in the ninth today and promptly gave up the game-winning homer to light hitting Phillies reject Rod Barajas. That's not good. Not good at all.
Supposedly, the inflammation is gone from Lidge's knee and he's ready for a rehab assignment to Reading. Let's hope it's true and that he is ready, because even with his inconsistency, Ryan Madson has demonstrated that he's not a closer. A terrific set-up man, perhaps, but NOT a closer.
The Phils need pitching help badly. Let's hope they find some.