Originally Posted by rockets934life
I think that the Phillies actually acquired two huge pieces in Roy and BRAD LIDGE. Lidge looks to have gotten his mojo back again and getting him straight might end up being just as important.
Absolutely. Lidge has looked real good again recently.
In fact, everything seems to be falling in place for the Phillies right now. Quite a few players have either gotten healthy or returned to playing well over the past several weeks... Howard, Victorino, Lidge, Ibanez, Utley, etc...
The Oswalt acquisition was huge, as was getting Lidge a couple years back even if he struggled in '09. They probably don't win the WS that year without Lidge's perfection. The last 2 Stros games show you the importance of the bullpen.
It's hard to see any NL team beating the Phils in a 7-game series but that's why they play the games. On paper, it has to be scary to face Roy, Roy and Cole back-to-back-to-back. And the offense is back to among the league's best like it should be.