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Last week, the Boston Red Sox shocked the galaxy when they dumped over a quarter of a billion dollars in long-term contracts on the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was a brash, ballsy and unprecedented move by Boston, but it was also one that could quickly allow the disappointing franchise to reboot in a big hurry. The thing is, it almost wasn't unprecedented because the Phillies had a shot at pulling off this financial coup first.
It was only a few days into August when the Dodgers claimed Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee on trade waivers in hopes that they could work out a deal for the frontline pitcher by taking that big commitment of $87.5 million the Phillies owed Lee after the season. However, those trade talks never went anywhere, probably because the Phillies never thought they could find someone who would've been a huge enough sucker to take on all their other bad contracts.
In fact, the Phillies had almost the exact kind of package the Dodgers would've gone fo...
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Cliff Lee finally won a game at home. It took him 11 months and 21 days since his last victory at Citizens Bank Park, but he finally earned that first home win. It has been a miserable season for Clifton Phifer Lee to say the least. The former Cy Young Award winner collected just his third win of the season on Sunday. While the Phillies were expecting a repeat...
Phillies Left-hander Cliff Lee gets first home win in nearly a year.
It feels good to win! Sunday, the Phillies completed their sweep of the first place Washington Nationals and also ended the home losing streak of Cliff Lee. Lee who pitched solid the entire game also knocked in the game’s first run. By the seventh inning you could feel Lee’s first home win in nearly a year coming...
Although he said he wasn't aware of it, Sunday was Cliff Lee's last chance to get a win at Citizens Bank Park before coming up on an anniversary he'd rather not hear about. He hadn't won at home since Sept. 5, 2011, a span of 13 straight starts. But on Sunday Lee collected his first win in South Philly in 356 days. He pitched seven sharp innings, holding Washington...
Cliff Lee got his first win at Citizens Bank Park since
September 5, 2011. He had 99 pitches with 77 strikes in seven
innings along with an RBI double. He faced 26 batters and struck out five. He
gave up seven hits, one run with one error.
The bats warm up when Frandsen starts the fifth inning with
a base hit then advances to second on a passed ball. Harper...
When Cliff Lee arrived in Philadelphia on July 29, 2009, it was an exciting time for the Phillies. Fresh off of a World Series win and in the thick of another pennant race, Lee was seen as a piece that could put the Phillies over the top. And he did exactly that.
Cliff Lee’s impact was immediate. He gave the team a top of the rotation pitcher that they could pair with their ace...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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The Phils finish the sweep of the Nats as Cliff Lee wins his first start at the Bank as the Phils defeat the Nationals, 4-1.
The Phils finally broke a 0-0 tie in the fifth as, with a runner on second, and with one man out, Cliff Lee helps his own cause by hitting an RBI double to center, knocking in Kevin Frandsen, who had started the inning off with a single, then reached second...
Cliff Lee tossed seven sharp innings to earn his first home win in nearly a year and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a three-game sweep against the major league-leading Washington Nationals with a 4-1 victory on Sunday.
Jimmy Rollins hit a two-run homer and Laynce Nix had a solo shot to back Lee (3-7). The 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner hadn't won at Citizens Bank Park since...
It was apparent today that Cliff Lee was determined to win a game at home, something he has not done all year long. And for most of the 1st 5 innings, it was all Lee, all the time. He pitched, he hit and he played defense.
The first score of the game came off the bat of Lee who doubled in a run in the 5th inning. The rest of the team got on board fast, with a 2-run homer from Jimmy...
Final: Nationals 1, Phillies 4.
WP: Cliff Lee (3-7, 3.67) LP: Jordan Zimmermann (9-8, 2.63 ERA) SV: Josh Lindblom (1)
Today's series finale remained scoreless heading into the bottom of the fifth inning. The Phillies only had one offensive hit up to that point, a leadoff single from John Mayberry in the bottom of the second inning. Kevin Frandsen picked up the team's...
PHILADELPHIA -- Lost in the heroics and good fortune from Cliff Lee, the Phillies hard-luck left-hander who went a whole calendar year between wins at Citizens Bank Park before his seven sharp innings on Sunday, was the ongoing quiet yet productive performance of a veteran utility infielder who has taken the reins at third base for the Phillies in August. Lee was only able to drive...
For the Washington Nationals, heading to Philadelphia this past weekend and being swept by the Phillies probably wasn’t something they considered likely. The Nats were facing Kyle Kendrick the first game, and though they had to match up against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee the next two games, they put out Gio Gonzalez and Jordan Zimmermann against them. Sometimes, in a 162-game season...
With 34 games to play, the Philadelphia Phillies may find themselves pushing open one of the smallest gaps in an MLB playoff appearance. At 61-67, the Phillies would need to go 30-4 in their remaining games. The way the team has started off their season, you maybe extremly skeptical; but this is not impossible. The Phillies have won 7 of their last 10 games, with a recent sweep against...