Philadelphia Phillies Closer Brad Lidge Says Ryan Madson is the Best Closer in the National League

By Cody Swartz

In a recent interview with ESPN’s Ken Rosenthal, Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge said Ryan Madson is the best closer in the National League. Lidge said Madson is extremely focused and locked in, and hitters are afraid to even step into the batter’s box to face Madson.

When asked who should close games when he (Lidge) is back, Lidge replied that it will be tough to move Madson from the closer role given the success he has had this year.

Madson is 2-0 with an 0.47 ERA and has converted nine saves in nine chances, to go with 23 strikeouts in just 19 innings pitched.

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