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Brad Lidge begins rehab assignment with rough first outing

Jun 5, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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Out since late April following hernia surgery, Brad Lidge began a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday at Single-A and his first appearance was pretty shaky.

Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports that Lidge struck out the first batter he faced, walked the second batter, and then gave up back-to-back singles before being yanked because he’d reached the outing’s scheduled pitch count.

In all he threw just 10 of 22 pitches for strikes, and according to Zuckerman he’ll likely be asked to make at least 2-3 more appearances before potentially coming off the disabled list next week.

  1. thephilsabide - Jun 5, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    Your point is? This is how the majority of Lidge’s appearances have played out since 2009. Just this time there was a pitch count.

  2. makeham98 - Jun 5, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    Sounds like he’s in late season form.

  3. xmatt0926x - Jun 5, 2012 at 1:34 PM

    There’s usually not much middle ground with Lidge anymore. He either has his slider going or he’s getting blasted. The thing is that even when the slider’s going he’s going to walk a guy, give up a hit and always make it very interesting. I never understood what the Nationals thought they were getting. Nice ERA last year in limited appearances but look at the 1.5 WHIP. He’s always a disaster waiting to happen.

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