Unbe-Lee-vable August. Clifton Phifer Lee has been worth every penny for the Phils this season. While it wasn’t as outstanding as his record-setting June (42 IP, 21 H, 1 R, 8 BB, 29 K; 5-0, 0.21 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, .151 opponents batting average), Lee went out and had one of the best August’s imaginable (5-0, 0.45 ERA, 39 K, 8 BB, 39.2 IP, .173 BAA, 2 ER, 1 HR, 0.78 WHIP.)
From PhillyBurbs: “Lee now holds the distinction of being only one of three pitchers to have two months in one season with at least five wins, no losses and an ERA under 1.00. The other two? Some ham and eggers named Walter Johnson and Bob Gibson.”
And some comments from The20:
@JoshCornfield: RT @gregvince: Cliff Lee is my favorite human being on this planet.
@ToddZolecki: According to Baseball Reference, Lee first pitcher to have 10+ starts of 7+ scoreless innings in a season since Gooden and Tudor in 1985.
@ryanlawrence21: Lee is obviously on one of his runs. But on the season as a whole Hamels has a better ERA (2.58), WHIP (0.97) & opponents BA/OPS (.211/.568).
Well done, Cliff. Lawrence raises a good question though…Who do you think should start game 1 in the postseason for the Phils? Vote on Facebook.
[PhillyBurbs, @joshcornfield, @toddzolecki, @ryanlawrence21, Facebook]
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