Found April 21, 2012 on Bloguin Best:
The Philadelphia Phillies, who are already struggling with injuries to offensive players this year, took a hit to their pitching staff today, as starter Cliff Lee was placed on the 15 day DL with a strained oblique muscle. The injury was suffered by Lee in the tenth inning of the Phillies 1-0 loss to the Giants on Wednesday. Lee threw ten scoreless innings in the game, but an equally as dominant outing from Matt Cain of the Giants led to the Phillies starter earning a no decision on the night in the eventual Phillies loss. To replace Lee in the rotation, the Phillies will start Kyle Kendrick on Monday in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. Joe Savery has been recalled from AAA Lehigh Valley to take Lee's spot on the active roster. The downgrade from Lee to Kendrick in the rotation is massive, but the Phillies are hoping that Lee will only miss a couple of starts. However, the oblique strain is on Lee's left side, which probably would affect the left-hander more than it would ...

Phillies place Cliff Lee on DL

Cliff Lee is placed on the 15-game disabled list as he had suffered a left oblique strain.

Yesterday, the Phils announced that they have placed Cliff Lee on the fifteen-game disabled list with a left oblique strain. Lee hurt him left side at some point while he was pitching the 1oth inning of last Wednesday’s lost to the Giants and his body got sore the next day. Deciding not to take any chances, the Phils have decided to place him on the dl, retroactive to last...

Phillies’ Cliff Lee to the Disabled List with Oblique Strain

Phillies Left-hander Cliff Lee was placed on the 15 day disabled list with an oblique strain. The Philadelphia Phillies, who have relied so heavily on their starting pitching got some really bad news tonight. Cliff Lee will spend at least 15 days on the disabled list with an oblique strain. Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said that he was confident that Cliff Lee will only miss a couple...

Phillies place LHP Lee on 15-day DL

The Philadelphia Phillies placed left-handed pitcher Cliff Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain on Saturday.Lee was injured while delivering a pitch in the 10th inning of the Phillies' 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday.The lefty is 0-1 with a 1.96 ERA in three starts this season.Right-hander Kyle Kendrick will start in place of Lee Monday...

Philadelphia Phillies storyline: Amaro’s no-choice gamble

Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies fired off 102 bullets after 10 shutout innings, but there was no run support behind him.  Was the offense repairable in the off-season?  Was there something that could have been done? TAL'S HANDY CAPS   CAP-SIZE HINDSIGHT:   Penthouse Occupancy for the 2-0 triumph:  5 The Crystal Champagne Toast is a salute to Vance Worley. Chooch...

Strained oblique puts Lee on 15 day DL

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April 18, 2012: Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies pitched 10 scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to the San Francisco Giants in 11 innings. He threw 81 of his 102 pitches for strikes. Enough said. Line: 10 IP | 7 H | 0 ER | 0 BB | 7 K; ND | QS Fun Facts: Lee became the first pitcher to pitch 10 innings in a game since Aaron Harang and Roy Halladay in 2007, the first pitcher to...

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If you watched last night’s Phillies/Giants game, you witnessed an epic pitching duel. Cliff Lee became the first pitcher in seven years to pitch 10 scoreless innings, making only 102 pitches.  Matt Cain matched the Phillies left-hander for 9 innings allowing just 2H/ 0R/ 1BB/ 4K while throwing just 91 pitches.  Neither pitcher factored in the decision but most people now realize...

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Cliff Lee On DL

The Philadelphia Phillies have announced that Cliff Lee is on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. The Phillies have recalled Joe Savery from their triple A club. Kyle Kendrick will take Lee's spot on Monday.

Injuries & Bad Offense Sinking the Phillies

A little help here, please? Anybody? It may still be early in the season, but the Phillies ship is sinking fast. Is 15 games into the season a bit too early to begin yelling, “Mayday! “? Maybe not… With a 7-8 record, the Phillies are barely staying afloat in the NL East where they are tied for last place with the Marlins. Last nights’ awful 5-1 loss to the Padres combined...

The Phils will continue their road trip with four games in San Diego, hoping that their recent good fortune at Petco Park will continue.

After droping two straight games to the Giants, including  a 1-0 extra-innings lost in which they wasted a very good effort by Cliff Lee, the Phils will head on south to San Diego, hoping that their recent success there will continue, especially as they face the team presently with the worst record in the Majors. The Phils (5-7, 5th East) are coming off a pair of loses to the Giants...

Lee, Hudson to DL

Fantasy owners were dealt a blow Saturday night with the news that aces Cliff Lee (left oblique) and Daniel Hudson (shoulder) were placed on the Disabled List by their respective squads. Both were recent victims of bad luck, as Lee submitted one of the more brilliant performances of his career, throwing 10 innings of shutout baseball against the Giants only for the Phils to fall...

The Phils waste another good effort by one of their starters before losing to the Giants in extra-innings, 1-0.

The Phils wasted another good effort by Cliff Lee, as they are unable to capitalize in extra-innings, before finally losing to the Giants on a walk-off single, thanks to a defensive error, 1-0. The Phils and Giants spent the first ten innings of last night’s game in a 0-0 pitchers’ duel between Phils’ starter Cliff Lee and Giants’ starter Matt Cain, although the later would...

NL Pitching Planner: April 23 – April 29

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