Manuel backs off support of Lidge
WASHINGTON -- Before the game, Charlie Manuel declared: "Lidge is our closer."
After the game, the Philadelphia Phillies manager was no longer certain.
Yet, confusingly enough, Brad Lidge seemed to feel the job was definitely still his, creating a head-shaking disparity between the statements of manager and player.
Manuel pulled Lidge after four batters in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals. Lidge, who had his 10th blown save of the ...
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