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Lidge to DL, Perry recalled

Apr 27, 2012, 11:51 PM EST

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Brad Lidge has a 5.14 ERA and two blown saves in four chances this season.

The Nationals placed Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list with an "abdominal wall strain" this evening and replaced the struggling reliever with fellow right-hander Ryan Perry, who was recalled from Class AAA Syracuse.

Lidge, 35, had been shaky in recent outings, including a blown save Saturday against the Marlins in which he walked three batters and served up the game-tying home run to Logan Morrison. He hadn't appeared in a game since.

The veteran right-hander opened the season as one-half of manager Davey Johnson's closing duo, sharing the job with the less-experienced Henry Rodriguez while regular closer Drew Storen recovers from elbow surgery. Lidge performed well out of the gate, notching the save onRead more »

  1. sm13 - Apr 27, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    The next question is, who becomes the "b" closer – Stammen? Matheus? Sean?

  2. sjm308 - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:08 AM

    OK lets go over this check listBest hitter last year out – checkBest player on the team out – checkCloser out – checkReliever to replace closer out – checkReplacements for best hitter averaging .097First place in the NL EAST – checkWhat's the problem??

  3. NatsNut - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    Wow, sjm. When you put it that way, Wow.

  4. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    SJM for glass is half-full award of the year.

  5. sm13 - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    Natitude – Priceless!

  6. NatsLady - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:19 AM

    The thing is, I didn't know vertigo turns into an "abdominal wall strain." Really?Nice knowin' ya, Mr. Lidge, thanks for working on sliders with our boys.

  7. sjm308 - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

    as long as the glass is full of either a nice craft beer or your bourbon & maalox, I am ok.

  8. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    Oh, half full of bourbon and Maalox, of course.

  9. Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_Is_Too_Pessimistic_For_Me - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    @Nats Lady: Lidge's Vertigo turned into the abdominal wall strain the same way Drew Storen's strep throat turned into elbow surgery. These injuries float around, don't you know?The next time I believe a Nats medical report on an injury, remind me of these two fairy tales.

  10. sm13 - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:41 AM

    I'm guessing that Lidge's "injury" is an excuse to get him a rehab assignment that will allow him time to work on his command. He'll be back and hopefully rediscover the form he had in spring training.

  11. Doc - Apr 28, 2012 at 1:40 AM

    The Nats need to considedr appointing Alfred E. Newman "What Me Worry?" as medical consultant. Mad Magazine could probably give Rizzo a deal! As we all know, the throat bone is connected to the elboe bone, and the the anxiety bone is connected to the stomach bone.

  12. peric - Apr 28, 2012 at 5:19 AM

    Oh, half full of bourbon and Maalox, of course.And tomorrow you can "crack open" the Kracken run to with the Maalox.

  13. NatsJack in Florida - Apr 28, 2012 at 12:17 PM

    There's always the possibility that the vertigo led to vomiting which led to the abdominal strain……but I seriously doubt it.

  14. Section 3, My PFB Hitterish Sofa - Apr 28, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    Or, just a thought, blue sky, back of a napkin, running it up the flagpole, tell me what you think — people can get hurt twice, sometimes. You can get sick, and get hurt, and they are unrelated. Of course, that's not a medical opinion.

  15. natsfan1a - Apr 28, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    sec 3, true that. However, to go along with that line of thinking, it's also necessary to remove one's tinfoil hat. Wait, what are those helicopters doing over my house? :-)





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