This may change things. Brad Lidge reinjured his knee yesterday on his first pitch off a mound. He remains optimistic that it’s just some scar tissue that came loose, but the full extent of the injury should be known today.
Lidge, the Phillies’ scheduled closer, had surgery on the same knee in October, when doctors removed scar tissue. He was the Phillies’ biggest off-season acquisition, supposedly allowing Brett Myers to return to the starting rotation.
More as we hear it – but this could shake things up. Without a legitimate closer (other than pulling Brett Myers from the rotation), the Phillies have even more pitching issues than they’d like to admit. They may need every run that high-flying offense produces, because without Myers in the rotation, their starting pitching is mighty thin after Cole Hamels.
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