TRENTON - Brad Lidge tried to look at the positives in what was a disappointing rehabilitation appearance with the Reading Phillies in Thursday's 9-5 loss to the Trenton Thunder.
Entering the game in the seventh inning, Lidge had trouble commanding his slider and fastball and departed after getting just two outs. He threw 28 pitches and allowed two runs, both earned. The righthander surrendered one hit and one walk, hit two batters, and threw three wild pitches.
Lidge said his fastball topped out at 89-90 m.p.h., which he said was the best of his five rehab outings. He is coming back from shoulder problems and has yet to pitch this season for the Phillies.