By Kevin K
Brad Lidge left Colorado on Wednesday and headed to Philadelphia to meet the doctor and get an MRI on his elbow.
Lidge had some elbow inflammation and will be day-to-day for the Phillies, the problem now is who will be their closer until he returns.
Here are the Phillies options:
Jose Contrares: Jose is a 38 (that is very questionable) and was originally a starter. Now he has the movement to close out game, however, he will be inconsistant.
Chad Durbin: Durbin has been the most consistent pitcher in the Phillies Bullpen this season, however, he gave up a leadoff home run to the Rockies in the 10th inning.
JC Romero: This is a move that I do not like, Romero has been inconsistent since 2008 and is a hot head if anything goes wrong, plus we don't want another Madson Moment.
Scott Mathieson: Mathieson is the closer in the minors for the Phillies, he has some heat on his fast ball, the problem is that he may not be ready. Is it worth giving him a shot though? In 2007 Mathieson was called up to start for the Phillies when their starters were struck with the injury bug. Mathieson actually pitched well before heading back to the minors. Mathieson may be the best option for the Phillies to call up .... he has the best stuff and is being molded as the Phillies future closer