Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Word out of Houston is that Brad Lidge has lost the closers role. Astros manager Phil Garner announced that he's going with a closer by committee. He plans to use any one of four pitchers. They are Dan Wheeler, Chad Qualls, Trever Miller and Brad Lidge. The announcement comes in the wake of Lidge giving up a game-tying home run to Matt Murton in the 9th inning of last night's 18-inning loss to Chicago.