Saturday, October 04, 2008
Lidge Off To Fast Start in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh (AP) - Drafted late in the first round of the 2003 Draft, newcomer Brad Lidge has taken over the closer role for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season. The 29-16 Pirates have opened up a four game lead over second place Arizona. One of the main reasons for the Buccos success this year is Brad Lidge. Lidge currently has converted 11 of 12 save opportunities with a 2.55 ERA. He has struck out 30 batters in just 18 innings - an amazing strikeout ratio. Lidge appears poised to become one of the premier closers in the league. . . . .