On the eve of a series with the rival New York Mets,the Phillies placed struggling closer Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list.
A year after converting all 41 save opportunities, Lidge is 0-3 with a 7.27 ERA and has blown six of his 19 save chances for the first-place Phillies. Lidge was placed on the DL retroactive to June 7 with a sprained right knee. That sounds like the same injury that plagues Oliver Perez .
Philadelphia called up reserve catcher Paul Bakoto take Lidge’s place on the 25-man roster. Bako is expected to be in uniform for the start of tonight’s three-game series at Citi Field.
Ha! Lets see how they like being without their closer. Granted its not during a stretch run but this should be interesting. Boy ollie and lidge in the same sentence is disturbing if i was a philli fan lol.