May 16 Jack Etkin, of the Rocky Mountain News, reports Houston Astros RP Brad Lidge is beginning to return to his old form and feels as though it is only a matter of time before he is closing again. "I think the switch has been flipped. I'm in a different mind-set," said Lidge. "I'm in a very confident place right now. And I think that it will happen. My stuff's there and I'm doing what I've done in the past. So for me not to get back there - that's not even an option. I will be closing again at some point." In an eight-game stretch from Monday, April 23, to Wednesday, May 9, Lidge allowed just one run and two walks, while striking out 14 batters in nine innings.
i just dropped the struggling orlando hudson to pick up lidge (i figure hes valuable even as a nasty set up man to lower my ratios). im excited