Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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Brad Lidge in Game 4 of 2011 NLDS Photo: GettyThe 2011 Phillies Nation Player Reviews continue today, with Brad Lidge…Brad Lidge dropping to his knees, embracing Chooch, the two knocked over by Ryan Howard, and squished by a literal Flyin’ Hawaiian. It is a scene this generation of Phillies’ fans will never forget. Everybody knows that Lidge had a spectacular, sometimes adventurous, 2008; what many do not realize is that Lidge had a very solid 2010 and followed it up with an even better, yet further injury shortened, 2011.Lidge returned on July 25 against the Padres and pitched a scoreless 7th inning. He wound up pitching only 19.1 innings, but posted a 1.40 ERA pitching in both a seventh inning and set-up role. Phillies fans’ eyes were not deceiving them: this Brad Lidge was similar to the one that had much success in 2011.Lidge again had a, sometimes self-inflicted, flare for the dramatics. He was able to strand 7 of 8 runners inherited during the regular season while strandi...
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