Victorino and Lidge help Reading down Trenton

Victorino and Lidge help Reading down Trenton
July 17, 2011, 10:34 pm
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Shane Victorino went 1 for 3, while Brad Lidge allowed two hits in one scoreless inning of work and the two Phillie mainstays helped the Double A Reading Phillies to a victory Sunday against the Trenton Thunder.

Reading edged the Thunder, 4-3, a day after romping to a 13-2 victory in which Victorino went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. The Phillies' speedster also stole home in the first inning to put the R-Phils on the board.

For Lidge it was the first time the reliever pitched on back-to-back days, and it was also his second straight game in which he pitched a scoreless inning.

Lidge allowed two hits in his lone frame, while striking out two on Sunday, but the Phillies' closer also botched a play covering first base that yielded an infield hit. Lidge was making his sixth rehab start and has an ERA of 4.91 in those games.

On Thursday Lidge labored even harder, allowing one hit and two runs in just 23 of an inning. Lidge hasn't pitched in the majors this season because of a slight tear of his right rotator cuff.

Victorino, who is batting .333 over four games in the minors, struck out and walked once Sunday batting in the leadoff position. His steal of home is his first stolen base during his minor league stint.

After going 4 for 8 over the weekend in Double A, Victorino will come off the disabled list and meet the big club in Chicago, where the Philles are set to take on the Cubs.

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