Lidge: 'I'm Ready'

Brad Lidge said he is ready to pitch.

“I’m going to be ready to throw,” he said before tonight's game against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. “It’s up to them right now. If they don’t call down (to the bullpen), they don’t call down, but I’m ready.”

Lidge, who hasn't pitched since Friday because of stiffness, soreness and inflammation in his shoulder, long tossed before the game, and came out OK. That said, it's not 100 percent he will pitch, even if they need him.