Nationals Release Brad Lidge

June 25: The Nationals officially released Lidge today, according to Comak (on Twitter).

June 17: The Nationals designated Brad Lidge for assignment, according to Amanda Comak of the Washington Times (via Twitter).  Lidge has appeared in just 9.1 innings this year, allowing ten runs with ten strikeouts and eleven walks.

The reliever known as "Lights Out" gave up a two-run double to Mark Teixeira in the 14th inning of yesterday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees.  Lidge had just recently come off of a stint on the DL which kept him out of action from late April until June 8th.  The 35-year-old has a career ERA of 3.54 with 11.9 K/9 and 4.3 BB/9.

17 Responses to Nationals Release Brad Lidge Leave a Reply

  1. Lastings 3 years ago

    Looks like the lights are out for Lidge…

  2. squadwagon6 3 years ago

    Looking at the top stories it sure is a lot of previously big name players getting designated or released

  3. ObamaDinoKiller 3 years ago

    come back to Philly. you’d be an instant upgrade over what we have in our pen now

    • FacelessGeneralManager 3 years ago

      As a nats fan i would welcome that so much. He looked downright terrible this year. This should have happened after he pitched friday.

      • ObamaDinoKiller 3 years ago

        looking again at walks and hits given up, and whip, i’m thinking of changing my mind. i guess qualls is better

      • MB923 3 years ago

        I was at the game and just got home from DC after a tour. When Freddy Garcia took the mound I said to my friend (who’s actually a Mets fan) time to leave. When he struck out Harper I’m like wow, Harper should be sent down right now!! lol

        Then when I saw Lidge come in I’m like this is the Yankees once chance and it happened.

        I was a bit surprised at the Nats fans not standing or cheering at all when they had the winning run on 2nd base with 1 out (and then on 3rd base with 2 out). I’m like wow do these people not realize that 1 hit wins this ball game or something? 

        Anyway, I found it even more amazing that there was a beer garden right across the street from it.

        Tough blown call in the 8th there by the way.

  4. tapehead4 3 years ago

    Phillies curse?

  5. Natsfan89 3 years ago

    I can directly attribute at least 4 losses to Lidge. 2 blown saves and the first two games against the Yankees. At least with Henry Rodriguez I knew there was a possibility of him having a good outing.

  6. peter gutierrez 3 years ago

    I guess he can soon sign with the Padres

  7. HalfSt 3 years ago

    I’m disappointed that this did not work out. He could have been an excellent resource for our younger pitchers if he was anything close to what he used to be.


  8. Jacob Danovitch-Tatoff 3 years ago

    I have a feeling the Jays claim him.

  9. I’d like to see Braves take a flier on him and get him on a minor league deal and if he shows he’s healthy and effective, bring him up to an incentive laden deal.

    • erm016 3 years ago

      I’d be ok with that. But only based on if he delivers (as all contracts should be) for us.

  10. JamesOrLurch 3 years ago

    I wouldn’t mind the Cards picking him up for cheap as he might be an improvement for their terrible bullpen. If he’s not, drop him. Low risk, high potential upside.

    • We have plenty of pitchers who can’t get outs… we don’t need Lidge to compound the problems.

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