Brad Lidge

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Brad Lidge MLB Career Stats

26-32 3.54 603.1 799 1.29

Brad Lidge Bio

  • Full Name: Bradley Thomas Lidge
  • Nickname: Lights Out
  • Born: 12/23/1976 in Sacramento, CA
  • Draft: 1998, Houston Astros, 1st rd. (17th overall)
  • College: Notre Dame
  • Debut: April 26, 2002
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MLB Career Stats 26 32 3.54 603 1 225 603.1 799 1.29


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Brad Lidge Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2008 Philadelphia NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Houston NL
2008 Philadelphia NL

NL Comeback Player of the Year

Year Team League
2008 Philadelphia NL

DHL Delivery Man of the Year

Year Team League
2008 Philadelphia NL

DHL Delivery Man of the Month

Month Team League
07/2005 Houston NL

Closer of the Year (GIBBYs)

Year Team League
2008 Philadelphia NL

Phillies MVP Award

Year Team League
2008 Philadelphia NL

Phillies Good Guy Award

Year Team League
2009 Philadelphia NL

Brad Lidge Leaderboards


Season SO Rank
2004 157 15th in NL


Season SV Rank
2004 29 10th in NL
2005 42 3rd in NL
2006 32 6th in NL
2007 19 14th in NL
2008 41 2nd in NL
2009 31 9th in NL
2010 27 7th in NL


Season G Rank
2003 78 5th in NL
2004 80 9th in NL
2005 70 21st in NL
2006 78 10th in NL
2008 72 22nd in NL


Season HLD Rank
2003 28 2nd in NL
2004 16 20th in NL

Brad Lidge Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 25, 2012 Washington Nationals released RHP Brad Lidge.
June 7, 2012 RHP Brad Lidge roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
June 7, 2012 Washington Nationals activated RHP Brad Lidge from the 15-day disabled list.
June 4, 2012 sent RHP Brad Lidge on a rehab assignment to Potomac Nationals.
April 27, 2012 Washington Nationals placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 22, 2012. Abdominal wall strain.
January 26, 2012 Washington Nationals signed free agent RHP Brad Lidge.
October 30, 2011 RHP Brad Lidge elected free agency.
July 22, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Brad Lidge from the 60-day disabled list.
July 20, 2011 Reading Phillies sent RHP Brad Lidge on a rehab assignment to Lakewood BlueClaws.
July 11, 2011 Brad Lidge assigned to Reading Phillies from Lakewood BlueClaws.
July 4, 2011 Brad Lidge assigned to Lakewood BlueClaws.
April 29, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies transferred RHP Brad Lidge from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
March 30, 2011 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 25, 2011. Right posterior rotator cuff strain.
May 31, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Brad Lidge from the 15-day disabled list.
May 29, 2010 sent RHP Brad Lidge on a rehab assignment to Clearwater Threshers.
May 16, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 10, 2010. Right elbow inflammation.
April 30, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Brad Lidge from the 15-day disabled list.
April 23, 2010 Lehigh Valley IronPigs sent RHP Brad Lidge on a rehab assignment to Reading Phillies.
April 22, 2010 RHP Brad Lidge assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Clearwater Threshers.
April 10, 2010 Brad Lidge assigned to Clearwater Threshers.
April 1, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2010. Recovering from November 2009 right elbow surgery.
June 25, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies activated RHP Brad Lidge from the 15-day disabled list.
June 23, 2009 Reading Phillies sent RHP Brad Lidge on a rehab assignment to Clearwater Threshers.
June 20, 2009 Brad Lidge assigned to Reading Phillies.
June 9, 2009 Philadelphia Phillies placed RHP Brad Lidge on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 7, 2009. Sprained right knee.

Bradley Thomas Lidge Bio Info

Bradley Thomas Lidge ... is a Notre Dame alum ... majored in marketing and economics ... was named Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year in 1998 ... went 8-2 and fanned 90 in 80.1 innings to garner the citation ... was drafted by SFG in 1995, but did not sign and instead attended Notre Dame ... graduated from Cherry Creek (CO) High in Englewood ... other big leaguers to attend Cherry Creek include C Josh Bard (with Nationals in 2009) and OF Darnell McDonald (played in Nationals system in 2007) ... is active member of Strikeouts for Troops, a national program birthed by Barry Zito that provides the "comforts of home" to hospitalized military troops and their families. 2011 In final season with the Phillies, began campaign on the DL for a 2nd consecutive year ... pitched in only 25 games while dealing with a right posterior rotator cuff strain ... did not debut with the Phillies until July 25 ... worked scoreless ball in 22 of 25 games (88%) ... posted 100th save as a member of the Phillies on Aug. 3 at COL. 2010 T-7th in the NL in saves (27); his 6th season with at least 20 saves ... Had the 9th-lowest opponents batting avg (.194) among NL relievers, the 2nd-lowest of his career (.174 in 2004) ... Held opposing hitters to a .212 (11-52) avg with RISP, including zero hits in their final 18 at-bats ... Finished the season with 99 saves as a Phillie to rank 4th on the all-time franchise list ... Collected his 200th career save, 6/22 vs CLE ... Earned the win, 6/29 at CIN, snapping his career-high 8-game losing streak; was his first since win since 7/4/08 vs NYM ... In his final 26 appearances, posted a 0.73 ERA (2 ER, 24.2 IP), .131 opponents avg; the Phillies went 23-3 (.885); converted 17 of his final 18 save opportunities in that span ... Posted a 0.86 ERA (4 ER, 42.0 IP) in 45 of his 50 games; allowed 11 ER in the other 5 appearances (3.2 IP) ... Had a 2.10 ERA (7 ER, 30.0 IP) in 32 games after the All-Star break and a 4.60 ERA (8 ER, 15.2 IP) in 18 games before the break ... Went 0-1, 2.21 ERA (5 ER, 20.1 IP) with 15 SV in 16 SVO in 23 games vs NL East opponents ... Averaged 10.24 SO/9.0 IP (52 SO/45.2 IP); had at least one SO in 36 of his 50 appearances and 2 or more SO in 14 of his 50 appearances ... The Phillies were 30-2 (.938) in his 32 save opportunities; only 2 other NL teams posted a better winning % in their closer-save opportunities: SD was 49-1 (.980) in Heath Bell's 50 opportunities and SF was 50-3 (.943) in Brian Wilson's 53 opportunities ... Missed a total of 37 games due to 2 DL stints: 3/26-4/29 (right elbow surgery recovery) and 5/10-5/30 (right elbow inflammation); rehabbed with Lehigh Valley (AAA), Reading (AA) and Clearwater (A) 2009 Reached 30 saves for the 4th time in his career...Became the 3rd pitcher in Phillies history with back-toback 30-save seasons, joining Ricky Bottalico (1996-97) and Jose Mesa (2001-02)...Finished the season ranked 7th on the Phillies' all-time saves list (72)...Went 16-for-17 (94.1%) in save opportunities at home...Suffered his 1st blown save as a Phillie, 4/18 vs SD, snapping his streak at 47 consecutive saves (dating to 2007 season)...Posted a 2.79 ERA (3 ER, 9.2 IP) over an 11-game span, 5/26-7/5...Was on the 15-day DL, 6/9-24 (sprained right knee) and made 2 rehab appearances with Reading (AA) and Clearwater (A)...Went 3-for-3 in save opportunities in the postseason...Earned his 1st win of the year in Game 4 of the NLCS, 10/19 vs LAD 2008 Finished 4th in NL Cy Young Award balloting and 8th in NL MVP voting (2 first-place votes/104 points)...Went 41-for-41 in save opportunities during the regular season and 7-for-7 in the playoffs...Named to his 2nd All-Star team...Has converted 44 consecutive opportunities (dating to 2007), which is the 3rd-highest total in ML history, behind Eric Gagne (84, 2002-04) and Tom Gordon (54, 1998-99)...Became the 4th pitcher in Phillies history with 40 saves in a season, joining Jose Mesa (2001 & 2002), Mitch Williams (1993) and Steve Bedrosian (1987)...Led all ML relievers in save % (100.0); among NL relievers, 2nd in ERA (1.95), T-2nd in saves (41), 3rd in SO (92) and games finished (61), 9th in opponents average (.198)...Had the most strikeouts (92) by a Phillies reliever since 1989 (Jeff Parrett, 98)...Began the season on the 15-day DL recovering from right knee surgery performed on 2/25; was activated on 4/5 after a rehab stint with Clearwater (A)...Did not allow an ER over his first 17 games (17.0 IP), the 2nd-longest streak to start a Phillies career (Roger McDowell - 20 G in 1989)...Had a season-best 13.2-inning scoreless streak, 8/30- 9/26 (14 G)...Compiled a 1.10 ERA (5 ER, 41.0 IP) and a .171 opponents average in save situations and a 3.18 ERA (10 ER, 28.1 IP), .240 opponents average in non-save...Held right-handed hitters to a .105 (12-114) average with 1 HR...Did not allow more than 1 hit in an inning through his first 25 appearances and in 61 of his 72 games...The Phillies went 57-15 (.919) in games he appeared in...Won the DHL/MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award as "the most outstanding relief pitcher of the season" as voted by the fans...Posted a 0.96 ERA (1 ER, 9.1 IP) with 13 SO in 9 postseason appearances, going 7-for-7 in save opportunities...Had 3 saves in the NLCS vs LAD, bringing his career total to 8 and making him the all-time NLCS saves leader. 2007 Had the 5th-most SO (88) among all MLB relievers and 6th-highest SO/9.0 IP (11.82)...Compiled a 0.72 ERA (3 ER, 37.1 IP) and averaged 12.8 SO/9.0 IP over a 35-game span for HOU, 4/22-7/28; had the lowest ERA in the NL during that span and 2ndlowest in MLB (SEA's J.J. Putz, 0.63)...Recorded his 500th career SO, 5/19 vs TEX...Missed 6 games in May after being diagnosed with a minor bone bruise on his right femur near his knee...Led all NL relievers with 22 SO in May (16.1 IP)...Had an 11.0-inning scoreless streak, 6/14-7/28...Was on the 15-day DL, 6/16-7/12 (left oblique strain), causing him to miss 20 games; pitched in 1 rehab game with Corpus Christi (AA)...Underwent surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee on 10/1. 2006 Finished the season 1-5 with a 5.28 ERA (44ER/75IP) and 32 saves in 78 appearances...78 games pitched were two shy of his career-high (80 in 2004)...struck out 104 hitters in 75 innings, becoming the first MLB reliever with three consecutive 100-strikeout seasons since Eric Gagne had three from 2002-04...leads all MLB relievers in strikeouts since 2003 with 461...ranked tied for second among MLB relievers with 104 opponents to a .238 batting average...successful on 32 of 38 save chances (.842), and his 32 saves ranked sixth in the National League...his .842 save pct. ranked seventh in the NL...was his third consecutive season with 29-or-more saves...his 21 saves in the first half ranked as the third-highest first-half total in club history...tied for third in the NL with 11 wild pitches...recorded his 100th strikeout of the season on Sept. 25 at PHI...struck out 57 hitters in his final 41.1 innings since June 21...also whiffed 74 hitters in his final 53.1 innings since May 27 and 37 in his final 26.2 innings from Aug. 1 through the end of the season...recorded his 32nd save on Sept. 28 at PIT, closing out a shutout started by Roy Oswalt...posted a 6.46 ERA at home and a 4.00 ERA on the road...posted a 2.63 ERA (4ER/13.2IP) in August...struck out the side and earned his 31st save of the year on Sept. 8 at MIL (103rd of his career)...posted a 1.00 ERA (1ER/9.0IP) in nine outings from Aug. 22-Sept. 8, allowing six hits while walking none and striking out 13...converted six of his last seven save chances and 11 of 13 overall after the All-Star Break (.846)...converted 15 of 16 save opportunities from May 19-Aug. 11...recorded his 100th career save and 28th this season on Aug. 31 vs. MIL with 1.0 scoreless inning...tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his first win of the season on Aug. 30 vs. MIL, his first win since Sept. 16, 2005 vs. MIL...ranks third on the Houston career list with 104 career saves...since assuming the closer's role full-time on June 24, 2004, he is 101-for-113 in save opportunities (.894) 74-for-84 (.881) in save chances since the beginning of the 2005 season, and his 74 saves ranks fourth in the NL during that span...allowed a grand slam on June 25 at CWS (Iguchi), tying the score and capping the White Sox' comeback from down 9-2 (Houston won in extra innings)...from May 28-July 6, converted his last nine save chances of the first half...from May 26-June 4, tossed 6.0 scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts over five appearances...had 11 saves through May 11, tied for the most in the NL and tied for second in MLB...converted 11 of his first 13 save chances...recorded saves in four consecutive appearances from April 30-May 4...suffered consecutive blown saves from April 24-25... recorded saves in five consecutive games from April 16-22...pitched for Team USA in the inaugural World Baseball Classic. 2005 Finished 4-4 with a 2.29 ERA (18ER/70IP) and a career-high 42 saves...two shy of the franchise record for saves in a season (44, Billy Wagner, 2003)...ranked third in the National League in saves (Cordero, WSH, 47; Hoffman, SD, 43)...was the fourth Houston pitcher to record 30 saves in one season...pitched 4.0 scoreless innings in the 2005 NLDS...was 0-1 with three saves in the 2005 NLCS...went 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA (2ER/3.2IP) in the 2005 World Series, suffering the loss in Games 2 and 4....tied his franchise record with 22 saves in the second half (also in 2004)...recorded saves in each of the last two games of the season, on Oct. 1 and Oct. 2 vs. CHI...converted a franchise-record 24 successful save opportunities from June 21-Sept. 28...streak was snapped with a blown save on Sept. 30 vs. CHI, when he allowed two runs on four hits and fell to 4-4 with the loss...saved 10 games and did not allow a run in 15 appearances in day games...pitched 14.2 scoreless innings during the day, allowing six walks while striking out 17...struck out the side 11 times this season...notched his fourth win on Sept. 16 vs. MIL with four strikeouts over 1.2 innings...finished second in the NL with 65 games finished...recorded 16 saves and a 2.25 ERA (6ER/24IP) when pitching on no days rest (23 games)...led the Majors in strikeouts by a reliever with 103...also ranked first with a 13.18 strikeouts-per-nine-innings ratio...did not allow a run in 35 of his last 41 appearances and in 44 of his last 50...recorded his career-high 37th save on Sept. 15 vs. FLA by striking out all three batters he faced...posted saves in all three games of the Phillies series from Sept. 5-7...set new career high with his 30th save on Aug. 19 vs. MIL...had successfully converted 50 out of 54 save chances, 60 out of 66, and 70 of 76 dating back to June 22, 2004 (regular season)...has recorded a strikeout in 80 of his last 90 appearances...suffered the loss on Aug. 13 vs. PIT, allowing one run in 0.1 innings of a 1-0 loss...named DHL Delivery Man of the Month for July after finishing the month 8-for-8 in save opportunities with a 1.64 ERA and 15 strikeouts over 11 innings...recorded his 22nd save on July 21 at WSH...allowed a two-run homer, snapping his streak of 10.0 scoreless innings over his previous 10 appearances since June 15...did not pitch from June 25-July 4 (elbow)...his save on July 9 was his first since June 24...recorded the win on June 11 vs. TOR...suffered a blown save that snapped a streak of eight saves in eight appearances from May 28-June 10...recorded a strikeout in 29 consecutive appearances from Aug. 21, 2004-April 21, 2005...his 20 saves in the first half were the third-best total in club history (Billy Wagner 25 in 2003, 23 in 1999)..recorded the win and suffered his third blown save of the season on June 11 vs. TOR...snapped a streak of eight saves over his previous eight appearances...surrendered two runs, ending a 9.0-inning scoreless streak...started the season with 8.1 scoreless innings in his first seven games. 2004 Assumed the role of closer on June 24 after Octavio Dotel was traded...successfully converted 29 of 33 save opportunities... set a National League record for strikeouts by a reliever in a single season with 157...led Major League relievers in strikeouts and in strikeouts per nine innings with a 14.75 ratio...ranked third among all MLB relievers with a .174 opponents batting average...set the club record for strikeouts by a reliever in a season, passing Octavio Dotel (128 in 2001)...strikeout total (157) ranks fourth alltime for strikeouts by a reliever in a single season behind Dick Radatz (181 in 1964, BOS), Mark Eichhorn (166 in 1986, TOR), and Radatz in 1963 (162, BOS)...recorded a career-high 29 saves, which ranks tied for eighth on the club's single season all-time list with Fred Gladding (1969)...led the Majors with 17 saves after Aug. 15...finished with 14 saves in his final 20 appearances after Aug. 24... ranks tied for fourth on the Astros charts with Doug Jones (1992) and set a career high with 80 appearances this season...also ranked ninth in the NL in appearances...recorded three saves during the 2004 postseason, tying for the most in the Majors (Foulke, Isringhausen) and setting a Houston postseason record...20 strikeouts in the playoffs ranked fourth overall, and first among relievers...his .073 postseason ERA ranked fourth among relievers...tossed 8.0 scoreless innings in the NLCS vs. St. Louis - the most by a reliever all-time without allowing a run in a single LCS...tossed 3.0 scoreless innings - his longest outing of the season - with five strikeouts in Game 6 of the NLCS...recorded his first career postseason win with a scoreless ninth inning in NLCS Game 5... collected consecutive saves in Games 3 and 4 of the NLCS...fanned five batters in both Game 3 and 6 of the NLCS - five strikeouts are the most by a Houston reliever in a postseason game...earned his first career postseason save with one scoreless inning in Game 3 of the NLDS vs. Atlanta...collected his career-high tying sixth win on Sept. 24 at Milwaukee with 1.2 scoreless innings... snapped a string of 14 consecutive saves on Aug. 21 vs. Chicago...suffered the blown save and notched the win in the Astros 4-3, come-from-behind victory...allowed his first inherited runner to score of the season and first RISP to score in 32 opponent at-bats... posted a streak of 15.1 scoreless innings from July 24-Aug. 19...recorded his third win of the season on Aug. 11 at the New York Mets, tossing two scoreless innings...earned the save on June 22 vs. Pittsburgh but snapped a string of 14.1 consecutive scoreless innings over 12 games (May 21-June 21) after allowing a home run (Bay)...posted his first win of the season with one scoreless inning and three strikeouts on May 26 vs. the Chicago Cubs...suffered consecutive losses on May 22-24...allowed a three-run homer (Kearns) for the loss on May 24 at Cincinnati...tagged with the loss on May 22 at the Reds with two runs over 2.0 innings... in 27 career appearances of two-plus innings, he is 6-3 with a 1.61 ERA (10ER/56IP), allowing 35 hits, walking 26, and striking out 74...struck out six in two innings pitched on June 13 at Milwaukee...struck out four hitters in the eighth inning, the 46th pitcher in MLB history to accomplish the feat...earned his first win of the year with one scoreless inning and three strikeouts on May 26 vs. Chicago...recorded his first save of the season and the second of his career with 1.2 scoreless innings on May 4 at Pittsburgh... pitched 4.2 scoreless innings in his first four outings of the season. 2003 Named the Astros Rookie of the Year by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA...finished 6-3 with a 3.60 ERA (34ER/85IP)... walked 42 and struck out 97...opponents hit .202 against him, the lowest against any NL rookie...made 78 appearances to tie Ricky Stone (2002) for the club rookie record for games pitched in a season...his 78 games ranked tied for fifth in the NL....posted 60 scoreless outings...ranked tied for fourth in the Major Leagues with 97 strikeouts in relief...fifth among NL rookies with a 3.60 ERA...notched his sixth win on Sept. 9 vs. Milwaukee after one scoreless inning...posted a 2.68 ERA (16ER/53.2IP) in 46 appearances before the All-Star break...had a 10.03 ERA (13ER/11.2IP) in 12 August outings...suffered his second loss of the season on Aug. 7 vs. the Mets...allowed two runs and two hits in two innings -- allowed his first hit since June 28 on July 27 vs. Chicago to snap a streak of 12.2 consecutive scoreless innings over 13 appearances...surrendered seven earned runs over his first 37 games (45IP) of the season...tagged for eight earned runs in two appearances (1.2IP) from June 23-27...season ERA jumped from 1.40 to 2.89...allowed three earned runs on June 27 vs. Texas...suffered his first loss of the season by allowing a career-high five runs and three hits in 0.2 innings on June 23 at 22 appearances from May 10-June 21, he was 1-0 with a 1.44 ERA (4ER/25IP), one save, 16 hits, 10 walks, and 28 strikeouts...pitched two scoreless innings and earned the win as the fourth of six Astro pitchers who combined to no-hit the Yankees on June 11 -- struck out four of the six hitters he faced...pitched career-high three relief innings on May 31 and fanned a Major League career-best six batters...streak of 9.2 scoreless innings over 10 games (May 10-27) ended on May 29 when he allowed three (two earned) in the seventh for his third blown save at St. Louis...did not allow a hit from May 10-18 over six games (6.1IP)...worked two innings on April 9 en route to his first win of the season vs. Cincinnati...notched his first career Major League save (and his first at any level of professional baseball) with one scoreless inning on April 4 at St. Louis...after having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in December, did not make a Spring Training appearance until March 13 vs. Pittsburgh. 2002 Appeared in six games (one start) for the Astros in his first big league season, finishing 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA (6ER/8.2IP)... made his first Major League start on Sept. 18 at Milwaukee, pitching three innings while allowing three hits and two walks and striking out four...left the game after three innings with a strained intercostal muscle near the rib cage in his left side...missed the remainder of the season...recorded hits in his first two Major League at-bats, including a two-run single in the top of the fourth on Sept. 18 at Miller Park...tallied his first Major League win on Sept. 9 vs. Colorado after allowing just one hit and striking out three in the 10th inning...recalled on Sept. 1 for the second time during the season...made two appearances for the Astros after his April 21 recall from Double A Round Rock...made his Major League debut on April 26 at Atlanta, allowing two runs and three hits in two innings pitched...optioned to Triple A New Orleans after pitching vs. the Mets on May 3...was 5-5 with a 3.39 ERA (42ER/111.2IP) in 24 games (19 starts) for New Orleans...1-1 with a 2.45 ERA (3ER/11IP) over five relief stints at Round Rock...did not allow a run in his final three relief appearances (7IP) for Round Rock prior to his recall by Houston...posted a 2.53 ERA in five relief appearances at Triple A before making his first start of 2002 on May 27 at Salt Lake...was 5-5 with a 3.48 ERA (39ER/101IP) in 19 starts for the right-handed hitters to a .176 batting average for New Orleans. 2001 Right-hander battled injuries and made only five starts for Round Rock, going 2-0 with a 1.73 ERA (5ER/26IP)...struck out 42 hitters in 26 innings, a ratio of 14.5 strikeouts per nine innings and one strikeout every 2.55 hitters (42 strikeouts in 107 batters faced)...allowed 21 hits and walked only seven hitters in those 26 innings...placed on disabled list on May 5 with right shoulder tendinitis...missed the remainder of the season. 2000 Limited to 8 starts due to a pair of injuries...Was placed on the DL in April (right elbow sprain) and activated in June...Made 4 starts before being placed back on the DL (fracture of the right ulna)...Suffered the injury on 6/29 vs Jupiter, his final start of the season...Underwent off-season right elbow surgery (Dr. Tom Mehlhoff ) 1999 Pitched for Kissimmee (A)...Began the season on the DL, coming off in June...Went back on the DL for the remainder of the season on 7/10 (right MCL sprain) 1998 Made his professional debut with Quad City (A)...Was placed on the DL with right elbow tendinitis on 8/18 and missed the rest of the season