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Relief Efforts: Don't worry about Brad Lidge's struggles

Updated: April 22, 2009, 1:03 PM ET
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com

What's odd about the current perception of Brad Lidge is that many expected him to have these problems a season ago. He allowed home runs at a high rate while with the Astros, and it was easy to see how he would have a similar problem when he moved to Philadelphia. Not only would he have to deal with an unforgiving fan base skeptical that he was the answer in the ninth inning, but fly-ball pitchers in Citizens Bank Park seldom succeed.

Of course, Lidge was just about perfect in 2008 -- ...

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