Brad Lidge blew another save last night, giving up two runs in the Phillies 7-6 loss to the Marlins. But some good has come out of it for Lidge, as he has been named the Phillies playoff opponent MVP.
"It's quite an honor to be named MVP," said Lidge, "even though it is our opponent. But being a playoff MVP for the Dodgers, Cardinals or the wild card team is pretty cool. I'm just glad that they hold me in such high regard."
In addition to being named MVP for the Phillies playoff opponent, Lidge has been moved to the starting rotation. Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel says the move was made to give the Phillies a chance to catch up after Lidge gives up 2 or 3 runs, something that was very difficult to do in the 9th inning.