Cliff Shines in D.C. Duel

15 Apr

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back seems to be a reoccurring theme with regard to the
Phillies pitchers.  Cole Hamels pulled it off beautifully, and
Joe Blanton tried.

This time it
was Cliff Lee‘s turn for redemption, and it was quite a
performance.  Lee pitched a complete game shutout against the Washington
Nationals on the heels of a complete game performance by Roy
Halladay the night before. 

It was the
first time that two Phillies pitchers had gone back-to-back with complete games
since Paul Byrd and Curt Schilling did it in May of 1999.  This makes you
wonder what Roy Oswalt has in store for the Florida Marlins. 

night in the nation’s capitol was a pitcher’s duel.  Cliff wasn’t the only
pitcher that was having a great night on the mound.  The Nationals Jordan
 retired the first 15 batters he faced in order until Carlos
 greeted him rudely with a leadoff homer in the top of the sixth.
 Zimmermann was impressive, and Cliff took notice. 

“I had
to hit off that guy and he might have had the best fastball I had ever seen.
That guy looked good to me. He has some serious zip on it,” Lee said.
“It said 94-95, but it looked harder than that to me and it showed. He
shut our lineup down for half the game and that’s hard to do.”

In the end
it was Lee.  12 Strikeouts, and a 4-0 victory that sealed the series for
the Phillies.  

The Phillies
are home Friday with Roy Oswalt taking the mound against Javier Vazquez.


Notes - 

Bullpen -
wonder if they’re gonna bother coming tomorrow?

Utley -
on Thursday.  With a little discomfort, but the Philadelphia Daily News is
reporting that Utley could rejoin the team as early as next month.

The Font - Not sure what happened with
the font on this entry.  Can’t seem to fix it.  Oh well….

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2 Responses to “Cliff Shines in D.C. Duel”

  1. barbward April 15, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I like the font. It’s bold! What a beautiful treat last night to watch Cliff Lee at his best! He just plows them down and jogs off the mound! Jog on… jog off! LOL I love watching him just as much as I love watching Halladay pitch. Each has their own style but they get the job done. What a pleasure to watch Chooch spoil a no hitter too! The man’s on fire :) Nice also to see Rollins finally get his first and elusive RBI. What’s not to like about last night’s game! Barb/

  2. rrrt April 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    Two CGs in a row – I’m really starting to like this “Four Aces” notion! ;-) Hoping Oswalt can keep the momentum going tonight!
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