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The Phillies will not finish the season 0-162! The Phillies avoided the sweep with their 2-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
Cliff Lee pitched extremely well in his first appearance of the season. Lee fanned eight batters in as many innings. Lee only surrendered two hits and did not walk a batter. After poor outings by Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay to start the season, the rotation needed a strong outing from a starter.
Run support for Lee was an issue in 2012, but the offense was able to produce just enough runs for Lee tonight. The Phillies scored both runs via small ball. Ben Revere grounded out to drive in a run in the second inning. A few batters later, Chase Utley brought home another run on a sacrifice fly to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead. The Phillies did have a couple hard-hit balls, but Thursday’s weather benefited hitters and kept the ball in the yard. It would have been nice to score some more runs, but Lee did dominate.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth in...
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I will publish the 2013 ERA for both the NL East and the MLB 5 periodically. The number of games played by the Phillies is in the headline at the end.
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ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 2-0 loss to the Phillies on Thursday, before 18,295 bundled-up fans at soggy Turner Field:
1. The Braves' bats were no match for Cliff Lee and the c-c-cold temperatures
To be fair, very few MLB teams would have experienced success against Lee on this night.
In a performance more reminiscent of mid-May than early...
A chilly, rainy night in Atlanta turned out to be a dominant night for the Phillies in what would be their first win of the 2013 season. Cliff Lee took the mound against Kris Medlen for his first start of the year. The Phillies got the ball rolling first in...
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
Cliff Lee vs. Kris Medlen
Time: 7:10 PM, Turner Field
TV: TCN, MLBN
Weather: Chance of rain, 47
Media: Twitter and Facebook
A sweep would not be a good way to start off the 2013 season. A win tonight for the Phillies would certainly relieve some early-season stress.
Somewhat surprisingly, the starting problem has been the issue thus far...
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The Philadelphia Flyers are in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference playoff race. The team has won their fourth straight as the defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-3. Cliff Lee and the Philadelphia Phillies grabbed their first win of the season on Thursday.
The Flyers won their fourth straight on Thursday, and are now just two points out of the final playoff...
W: Lee (1-0, 0.00 ERA) L: Medlen (0-1, 3.60 ERA) SV: Papelbon (1)
Cliff Lee had to wait until July 4, 2012 to pick up his first elusive victory of the 2012 season. This year Lee had to wait under three hours. The Phillies starter was impressive in his first outing of the 2013 season and made sure the team left Atlanta on a positive note after dropping the first two games of...
Eight scoreless innings by Cliff Lee help lead the Phils to their first victory of the 2013 season, as they beat the Braves, 2-0.
The Phils took the lead in the top of the second as, with the bases loaded, via a single by Laynce Nix, leading off the inning, a double by Erik Kratz, with Nix stopping at third base, and a walk to Cliff Lee, and with nobody out, Nix would score on Ben...
FOX Sports South: The bats went silent against the Phillies' Cliff Lee, but theres been some impressive hitting so far by the Braves. Whats made the biggest impression on you so far?
Chip Caray: The thing thats impressed me the most is that this team offensively, at least in the early going, is exactly what it was advertised to be.
Its very dynamic, its very balanced, it has...
The Philadelphia Phillies look to salvage a game in their opening series against the Braves. Cliff Lee takes the mound for the Phils.
The Phillies are in danger of being swept by the Atlanta Braves. They lost Monday and Tuesday putting fans in panic mode. Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay did not have the starts that were expected and not the pitchers we are used to seeing.
Tonight Cliff Lee takes the mound. He will be facing Kris Medlen. Lee’s spring training ERA was high as it was 4.79. His record was zero wins...