Cliff Lee got his 11th win of 2013 on Monday night in New York. (AP Photo)
The Phillies beat the Mets, 2-1, at Citifield on Monday night behind a stellar outing from Cliff Lee and a two-run triple by Cody Asche. Lee was brilliant against a depleted New York lineup that was without third baseman David Wright, earning his 11th win of the season. He was economical with his pitches (at least until the eighth) and fielded his position well, recording five outs himself on ground balls back to the pitcher.
The Phils’ bats struggled against rookie phenom Zack Wheeler, but Asche’s first career triple provided all the offense Lee would need. After a Michael Young single and a Darin Ruf walk, Asche launched a 1-0 high fastball into the gap in right field. It rolled all the way to the fence and Asche ended up on third base.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to notch his 22nd save on the year. It was only the third save opportunity for Papelbon since the All-Star break. The Phils hav...