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How safe is Lidge's closer job?

Postby Members Only Jackets » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:25 pm

Christ! Nothing like looking at your box score and seeing a FAT "L" next to your closer....


Anyone worried Houston will go after another guy who lost today in Urbina?
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Postby Mr. Smithers » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:32 pm

No way Lidge is lights out. Sosa hit a homer, it happens.
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Postby NZF » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:32 pm

No. It wasn't a close situation.

What they need more is a decent set up guy.

Lidge will be fine as a closer.
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Postby waffle_prince » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:33 pm

They just traded an excellent relief pitcher a week ago; I don't think they're going to just turn on a dime like that and get someone else.
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:34 pm

THANKS! ;-D

I can be a fickle bastard at times....
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Postby Members Only Jackets » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:35 pm

THANKS! ;-D

I can be a fickle bastard at times....
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Postby John Bonzo » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:44 pm

Rumors have it that they are actively looking for another reliever. Lige had been great this season and has been great in save opportunities...even if the Astros get somelike like Urbina, I think they would keep Lidge as the closer (Lidge will be their closer for many years to come and they want to show confidence in him, though that all changes if he all of a sudden starts pitching horribly).

In today's game, Lidge wasnt even supposed ot be available (he worked 2 innings yesterday). Munro the starter only went a few innings and the game went into extra innings, so they brought Lidge in out of desperation a little bit.
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Postby Super GM » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:47 pm

Anyway that pitch that Sammy jacked out of the park, was the first that Lidge threw. Don't worry about him. He'll keep his job.... ;-D
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Thu Jul 01, 2004 6:55 pm

First Santana.

Then Urbina.

Now Lidge.

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Postby thetongueofire » Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:59 pm

i agree, Lidge's job is REAL safe. he just prolly real tired. that picth was right down the middle. now the Stros need to find someone better than David Weathers :-°
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