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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Brad Lidge
Recently retired two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay and former closer Brad Lidge will be among five guest instructors for the Philadelphia Phillies at spring training.
Despite rumors and an apparent interest from CSN, former Nats reliever Brad Lidge is not ready to take a job in television.
Brad Lidge knew it was coming. The veteran right-hander approached Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo in the clubhouse Sunday morning to ask if he was ready to talk. Rizzo delivered the news that Lidge least wanted to hear, but expected.
The Washington Nationals designated struggling reliever Brad Lidge for assignment Sunday and activated reliever Ryan Mattheus.
Brad Lidge watched the Washington Nationals' game Sunday evening. He felt what his teammates felt. He lived and died just as they did with every pitch.
The Washington Nationals' extended injury list got longer Monday night. A team source confirmed that right-handed reliever Brad Lidge will undergo surgery Tuesday to repair a hernia.
The Washington Nationals announced three roster moves on Friday.
Gio Gonzalez bounced around the field at Nationals Park early Tuesday afternoon. He took violently goofy swings in the batting cage, came up smiling and bounded into the dugout to tell his manager not to worry, he'd worked on everything out there: power hitting, gap hitting, bunting. Everything.
The outcome of the game — and we'll get to that in a moment — seemed almost incidental Thursday for the Washington Nationals. Of much greater import was the performance of Stephen Strasburg, who was starting the first of what the club is hoping will be a career full of season openers. Did Strasburg look like Strasburg?
Tyler Clippard remembers it well, the bullpen that birthed his All-Star relief career. It was horrible.
In four words, Ryan Mattheus had validation of the improvements he had been working on all offseason. A really good slider. Finally.
A warm breeze swirled through Space Coast Stadium, past the osprey nest perched atop the right-field light pole, the youngster scrubbing the dugout roof with a rag and the rhythmic crack of bat on ball.
Brad Lidge has been to the top of the mountain - and on the bottom of the pile. He's been the man on the mound when the World Series championship is decided, the one spreading his arms, ready to receive a jubilant catcher after reaching the sport's pinnacle.
Brad Lidge is the newest member of the Washington Nationals' bullpen.
The Phillies have declined the 2012 options for pitchers Roy Oswalt and Brad Lidge.
However, Lidge politely declined and said the timing wasn't right.
"My family and I are finally getting settled in Colorado and it'd be tough right now to change that," Lidge said.