Brad Lidge is heading to the DL

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The hits just keep on coming for the Phillies. CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury reports that Brad Lidge — who has already missed time with tendinitis in his bicep — is going on the shelf because of pain in his shoulder.

Kind of sounds like Johnny Cueto’s thing: he had bicep trouble and then shoulder inflammation.  Earlier this week Cueto was given a relatively optimistic assessment: rest, wait and we’ll check back later.  Phillies fans have to hope that the same goes for Lidge.

All of that said — and despite all of the other Phillies injuries — I am not going to worry too much about Philadelphia. Unless and until one of the names on their list of hurt players is Halladay, Lee, Hamels or Oswalt, they’re still my favorites to win the east.