July 30, 2009 |
There was one true ace on the market. There still is. Cliff Lee is a very good pitcher, with a Cy Young Award on his mantel and a 22-win season on his resume. The Philadelphia Phillies will be delighted to have him. Yet Lee is no Roy Halladay. Take his word for it. "That's a compliment, to be mentioned alongside Halladay," Lee said. "I'm honored to be a poor man's Halladay. I'll take second behind him."
August 7, 2009 |
at Philadelphia 3, Colorado 1: Cliff Lee allowed one run and six hits and struck out nine in seven impressive innings in his home debut, and Paul Bako hit a tiebreaking homer. at Washington 12, Florida 8: Ryan Zimmerman finished a double short of the cycle, and Ronnie Belliard's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning helped the Nationals rally from a six-run deficit. at San Diego 8, New York 3: Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning and drove in three runs for the Padres, who extended Manager Bud Black's contract through the 2010 season.
August 20, 2009 |
Cliff Lee pitched a two-hitter, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks, 8-1, Wednesday night. Jayson Werth hit a pair of solo homers, Ryan Howard hit a three-run shot and Chase Utley also connected for the NL East-leading Phillies, who have won seven of eight to go a season-high 19 games over .500 at 68-49. Lee, who is 4-0 with an earned-run average of 0.82 since coming to the Phillies from Cleveland, gave up an unearned run and tied a career high with 11 strikeouts.
August 1, 2009 |
Cliff Lee pitched a four-hitter in his National League debut, carrying a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and even adding two hits with the bat, and the Philadelphia Phillies felt an immediate impact two days after acquiring the left-hander from Cleveland, beating the San Francisco Giants, 5-1, on Friday night.
October 7, 2009 |
Game 1 : Today, 11:30 a.m. Colorado (Ubaldo Jimenez, 15-12, 3.47) at Philadelphia (Cliff Lee, 14-13, 3.22) Game 2 : Thursday, 11:30 a.m. Colorado (Aaron Cook, 11-6, 4.16) at Philadelphia (Cole Hamels, 10-11, 4.32) Game 3 : Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Game 4 : Sunday, TBA Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Game 5 : Tuesday, TBA Philadelphia (TBA) at Colorado (TBA) Best-of-five series, all times Pacific if necessary Projected lineups P PHILLIES AVG HR RBI SS Jimmy Rollins .250 21 77 CF Shane Victorino .292 10 62 2B Chase Utley .282 31 93 1B Ryan Howard .279 45 141 RF Jayson Werth .268 36 99 LF Raul Ibanez .272 34 93 3B Pedro Feliz .266 12 82 C Carlos Ruiz .255 9 43 P Cliff Lee .212 0 1 P ROCKIES AVG HR RBI LF Carlos Gonzalez .284 13 29 CF Dexter Fowler .266 4 34 1B Todd Helton .325 15 86 SS Troy Tulowitzki .297 32 92 3B Garrett Atkins .226 9 48 C Yorvit Torrealba .291 2 31 RF Brad Hawpe .285 23 86 2B Clint Barmes .245 23 76 P Jimenez .220 0 2...
August 25, 2009 |
Philadelphia 6, at New York 2: Ryan Howard homered twice and drove in five runs and Cliff Lee (5-0) did not give up an earned run in seven innings, lowering his ERA with the Phillies to 0.68 in five outings since he was acquired in a trade. Milwaukee 7, at Washington 2: Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run to start a six-run sixth inning. -- associated press