High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Bradley Thomas Brad Lidge (born December 23, 1976 in Sacramento, California) is a reliever who is currently a free agent. Nicknamed Lights Out, he is the all-time leader in strikeouts per nine innings (12.2 K/9) among pitchers with at least 200 appearances in their career.
Lidge throws a four-seam fastball that consistently reaches 91 or 92 miles per hour, as well as a hard, sharp breaking slider that ranges from 85 to 87 mph. He sealed the Phillies 2008 World Series Championship with the final out, a strikeout of Eric Hinske in Game 5.