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Postby bosoxrock34 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:52 pm

Okay Lidge has been iffy all year and Wheeler came in the other night is there any Houston Fans who know anymore about the situation?
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Postby SwingandaMiss » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:08 pm

umm, didn't wheeler pitch the 8th and lidge got the save pitching the 9th?
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Postby bosoxrock34 » Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:18 pm

from sportsline

i just realized the date what the 27th but.....

News: The Astros' bullpen allowed only two hits in the final four innings Wednesday. With a three-run lead and a save situation, Brad Lidge came on the ninth, striking out a batter and allowing a hit and a wild pitch before being lifted against a lefty, which Trever Miller faced and retired. Dan Wheeler finished for his second save.

Analysis: Ut oh. This stinks of "bullpen by committee." Lidge should have been plenty capable of finishing this one on his own, but he didn't have his manager's confidence. That's not a good thing. Consider Lidge the primary closer if this is indeed a committee, but it's apparent everything isn't going through him now. Consider Wheeler an option for token save ops in deeper leagues that value the stat.
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Postby cakewalk5 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:14 pm

Lidge is entrenched because Houston's coach won't demote him. As the 123 inning a few nights ago shows. This is despite the fact most of the pitches were balls.

Almost doesn't matter if he had a 7 ERA b/c the coach is so loyal to his players. But maybe in a month, if Lidge can't start throwing strikes, things would finally change. Who knows...the fans are pretty upset they are still using him instead of forcing him to see a shrink.

At least Wheeler is looking good for ERA and WHIP help.
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Postby KillaBees800 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:03 pm

Everyone here still loves Lidge and wants him to keep his job - including Garner and Papura (the GM). I expect they will look to get a another reliever this offseason ayway, but if Lidge starts to turn it around then he will probably be given a chance next year too. As far as the rest of this season goes, he's still the guy barring a collapse of COLOSSAL proportions. If that does happen Wheeler will get the bulk, but likely not ALL of the opportunities.
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Postby spamnon » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:13 am

wheeler had to come in again to save the game last night when Lidge couldn't. Granted he wasn't perfect, by walking in an inherited runner, but he was still able to save the game. is houston so fed up with lidge, that wheeler is the man now? or do we still wait and se?
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Postby Starkmadfan » Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:31 pm

spamnon wrote:wheeler had to come in again to save the game last night when Lidge couldn't. Granted he wasn't perfect, by walking in an inherited runner, but he was still able to save the game. is houston so fed up with lidge, that wheeler is the man now? or do we still wait and se?


I have been back and forth with Wheeler and Lidge - I dropped Lidge and grabbed Wheeler when that rumor came out that the owner ordered him traded - and then grabbed Lidge again when he got that save and dropped Wheeler - now, I am just going to stick with Lidge and wait until official word - if it turns out I miss grabbing Wheeler again..........

At this point, it really doesn't matter, Lidge is too inconsistent to risk making him a starter in a weekly fantasy lineup
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Postby echizen » Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:58 pm

wheeler walked in lidge's ER....so, i'd still say he is still closer, but prolly not for long
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Postby beezer » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:52 pm

I just took a shot on Wheeler. Been mixing and matching closers all year since I drafted Gagne and Benitez!!!!!! Ouch. I would love to see Lidge keep struggling!!!
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Postby dyuen87 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:32 pm

Starkmadfan wrote:
spamnon wrote:wheeler had to come in again to save the game last night when Lidge couldn't. Granted he wasn't perfect, by walking in an inherited runner, but he was still able to save the game. is houston so fed up with lidge, that wheeler is the man now? or do we still wait and se?


I have been back and forth with Wheeler and Lidge - I dropped Lidge and grabbed Wheeler when that rumor came out that the owner ordered him traded - and then grabbed Lidge again when he got that save and dropped Wheeler - now, I am just going to stick with Lidge and wait until official word - if it turns out I miss grabbing Wheeler again..........

At this point, it really doesn't matter, Lidge is too inconsistent to risk making him a starter in a weekly fantasy lineup


you dont drop Lidge for Wheeler, thats just not smart baseball.
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