Thursday, June 18, 2009

Okay, So Madson is Not the Answer....

I agitated for Ryan Madson to become the Phillies' closer due to the ineffectiveness of Brad Lidge. When Lidge when on the disabled list, I got my wish. The answer is, be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it.

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.

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