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Lidge aims to shake off rust in next chance

Lidge aims to shake off rust in next chance

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PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies closer Brad Lidge said he hopes for the opportunity to pitch a clean inning Sunday in Game 2 of the National League Championship Series.

He threw a scoreless ninth inning Saturday in a 4-3 loss to the San Francisco Giants in Game 1, but he allowed a hit and a walk and hit a batter to load the bases with one out. Lidge worked out of the jam, but he showed signs of rust pitching for the first time in eight days and just the third time this month.

"I felt good, but there was just a hair of rust," Lidge said. "It was definitely good work for me to get out there and throw in that situation. Hopefully I'll be able to do it with a lead [Sunday]. Whenever it's been a long stretch, you want to get out there put up a hoop any way you can, so I'll take it. Hopefully I'll be a little sharper the next time out.

"I felt strong, but the fastball probably felt a little too strong. I could have probably taken some off and maybe be better off. But stuff-wise, I felt real good."

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