Cliff Lee finished up spring training by having a little fun.
Soon after pitching four sharp innings against Toronto in his final tuneup, the Philadelphia ace teamed up with Cole Hamels and joined the Phillie Phanatic in shooting hot dogs into the stands.
''I asked if I could jump in there and get close to that action and see what it was all about,'' Lee said after the Blue Jays beat the Phillies 1-0 Friday night. ''It was pretty neat.''
There's no way the intense Lee will be launching hot dogs after a start during the regular season. Other than that, the left-hander looked in midseason form against a formidable and revamped Blue Jays lineup that is being predicted to contend in the tough AL East.
Lee allowed allowing only Jose Bautista's double. He struck out five, walked none and retired the final 10 batters.
''It felt good,'' said Lee, who threw 37 of 48 pitches for strikes. ''It's time to get ready for the real games. Physically I feel good, it's just a matter of executing ...