The slogan on the new T-shirts the Phillies were sporting around the clubhouse on Monday afternoon was perfect. Too perfect given the way Monday night’s 12-2 win over the Marlins unfolded at Citizens Bank Park.
On the front of the shirt was a big picture of Cliff Lee’s face his hair sweaty and disheveled sporting a few days of growth on his face with an intense look.
Beneath the picture read the phrase “I’m Different.”
Yes Lee’s teammates know him all too well.
Lately Lee’s performances on the mound have been extraordinary but Monday night’s was extraordinarily different. See not only did Lee pitch eight innings for the third game in a row to go with a season-high 14 strikeouts to earn his 14th win of the season but he also went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and the first triple of his career.
Afterwards manager Ryne Sandberg said all Lee could talk about was his triple.
“Oh yeah. He couldn't be more happy about his hitting” Sandberg said. “We just wanted him to go out and concen...