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Philadelphia Phillies MLB News - Phillies Baseball Blog » The Philadelphia Phillies place Brad Lidge on the D.L.

The Philadelphia Phillies place Brad Lidge on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Sunday 16 May 2010 at 8:00 am

The Phillies have placed closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. Lidge has pitched in 4 games for the Phillies this season and he is 0-0 with 1 save, a 2.70 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. The Phillies have recalled 24-year old lefty Antonio Bastardo to replace Lidge in the pen. Bastardo pitched in 7 games (0 starts) for the Phillies earlier this season and he was 0-0 with a 1.69 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP. It appears as if 38-year old righty Jose Contreras will get a shot to close while Lidge is out of action. He has pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Phillies this season and he is 2-1 with 1 save, a 0.68 ERA and a 0.68 WHIP. He has only given up 7 hits in 13 1/3 innings this season while whiffing 18 batters. Contreras certainly has the stuff to succeed as a closer if his head is up to it.

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