Phillies bullpen not named Brad Lidge
Everyone that followed the 2008 Phillies knows the remarkable season Brad Lidge had. However, he doesn’t get the opportunity for that historic season without the work of the rest of the bullpen.
Chad Durbin and J.C. Romero appeared in a combined 153 games, posting an ERA of 2.82. Romero added two wins against the Rays in the World Series, including the series clincher after the multi-day rain delay.
Ryan Madson pitched to a solid 3.05 ERA over 82 2/3 innings over 76 appearances. Scott Eyre had a 1.88 ERA in 19 games after being picked up in a trade. Clay Condrey and Rudy Seanez, while not big name, flashy strikeout pitchers, were consistent in a combined 98 games.
The 2008 Phillies were likely not the best Phillies team in that era on paper, but they were the only one that came through with a championship. For that, they will never be forgotten among Phillies fans.