Bye-Bye Brad Lidge, Part 1

Brad Lidge's Phillies career will probably always be remembered at as "2008(!)" ... and those other years.

Fact is, he was never going to match what he did in the title season (48 saves in 48 save opportunities), but his 2009 was so bad statistically, that even a pretty good 2010 seemed to fall by the wayside. And injuries left 2011 being anything but a blip of his major league resume.

Here is how Brad Lidge's 2008 numbers compare to the rest of his Phillies' career (includes regular and postseason):

(We'll post more Brad Lidge numbers at Noon Friday.)

  2008    2009-11
Games 81 155
Record 2-0 2-12
Saves/Opp.      48/48 64/80
ERA 1.83 4.54
Games Finished 70 108
Innings 78.2 134.2
Hits 56 129
Runs 18 73
Earned Runs 16 68
Home Runs 2 18
Walks 38 78
Strikeouts 105 147
   Walks+Hits/IP      1.19 1.54
   K/9 IP 12.01 9.82
   BB/K 0.36 0.53

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