sportscenter8831 wrote:Phillies fan here:
Hope this helps
While we are on the Phils:
1) Is Madson the first in line to close after Lidge?
2) How close is Lidge to losing his job?
I would be absolutely shocked if Madson wasn't next in line. The only other RP they have I could see closing other then Madson (if they didn't use Lidge) would be JC Romero, but I would think that would only happen if 1) Madson is not available or 2) Charlie is playing matchups with lefties due up in the 9th.
Now as for Lidge losing his job, he didn't pitch particularly well friday night, but he the blown save was the result of an unearned run. Prior to friday night he'd saved 4 games on consecutive 4 days. While the fans are restless, Charlie is a very patient manager, so despite these last 2 BS I don't think a change is coming unless they find a reason to put Lidge on the DL.
On the subject of Bastardo, I think if the Phillies trade for a pitcher he'll be the first to leave the rotation. Both Blanton and Moyer have pitched better lately and Happ has done well since entering the rotation. As for Hamels, well obviously only injury would get him bounced.