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Brad Lidge’s circular reasoning

Despite a ton of blown saves and a bloated ERA, Brad Lidge remains optimistic. What’s more, he thinks he know what his problem is:

He said one of the problems had been working with runners on base.

“I haven’t been as effective coming out of the stretch, and that is what I am working the hardest on. The biggest thing is working on the stretch, and when that happens, I will be back to where I need to be, and I don’t think that it’s that far off.”

But Brad: You’re a closer who comes in at the start of the ninth, pitching out of the windup. if the stretch is the problem, how are all those guys getting on base in the first place?