Lidge struggles in rehab stint for Double A Reading

Lidge struggles in rehab stint for Double A Reading
July 15, 2011, 2:13 am

Phillies pitcher Brad Lidge gave up two runs in 23 of an inning during a rehab outing Thursday night for Double A Reading at Trenton.

Lidge allowed one hit, one walk, hit two batters and threw three wild pitches during the seventh inning before being taken out of the game. He faced six batters and threw 28 pitches, 15 for strikes.

His previous outing was Monday night when he tossed a perfect inning for Reading. Lidge said prior to Thursday that he will pitch in four more rehab games before hopefully rejoining the Phillies in time for the first homestand after the All-Star break.

Lidge has not pitched in the majors this season because of a slight tear of his right rotator cuff. He pitched in three previous rehab outings for Single A Lakewood before being sent to Double A, allowing a run on five hits with four strikeouts.

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