Originally posted on Macho Row  |  Last updated 4/10/13
Cliff Lee is well ahead of his 2012 pace in terms of wins. On Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park Lee earned his second win of the season in as many starts. Last season it took Lee until July 31 to pick up his second win of the year. Lee was in command from start to finish on the mound and nearly went the distance and Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry all hit home runs in the third inning to pace the Phillies to an 8-3 win against the New York Mets. Charlie Manuel made the decision to relieve Lee with two outs in the top of the ninth inning, a move not so supported by the fans in attendance. The Phillies owned an 8-3 lead and Lee had let two base runners on. Just over 100 pitches, Manuel decided to bring in reliever Mike Adams to record the final out rather than allow Lee to try and finish the job. "That was tough," Manuel said. "I want Cliff to finish the game, but at the same time I didn't want him to get into a big inning there." Adams made quick work o...
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