Monday, April 09, 2007

NEWS FLASH: Wheeler Replaces Lidge As Closer for Astros

By Chris Price

(CHICAGO, IL-April 9, 2007) Manager Phil Garner announced to the media in Chicago that Brad Lidge will be replaced by Dan Wheeler as the closing pitcher for the Astros.

He further stated Lidge would pitch earlier in games, possibly in the sixth or seventh inning.

This is a smart move for the Astros. This will give Lidge a chance to get his act together.

If he can't, perhaps a move to Round Rock might give him the "motivation" to start earning that high dollar paycheck instead of just showing up and giving opposing batters a chance to pad their averages.

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