Victorino and Lidge shine with Double A Reading

Victorino and Lidge shine with Double A Reading
July 17, 2011, 3:09 am

Shane Victorino had three hits in a rehab outing and led the Double A Reading Phillies to a 15-hit night and a 13-2 victory over the Trenton Thunder on Saturday.

Victorino went 3 for 5 with a double and an RBI. The Phillies' centerfielder was placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 4 with a sprained right thumb.

Victorino played well and so did another Phillie who hopes he's on his way back to the big leagues.

Brad Lidge made his fifth rehab outing and threw a scoreless seventh inning. Lidge struck out the first batter he faced, then induced a fly out and ended the inning with a ground out.

The strong performance came only two days after struggling against the Thunder. On Thursday, he allowed 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.

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