Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/30/14
The Phils are officially on a role as they won there 4th straight including taking the first 2 of 4 from the Nats guaranteeing at minimum a split of the series.  Now Cliff Lee takes the mound to get the Phils back to .500  a place they need to be at or above before the All Star break.  Lee needs to step up. This is where Lee can earn his big salary and do what Hamels did last night and just shut down the Nats.  He has been solid most of the year but this is no time for a let down.  If they are going to creep up on the division leading Braves now is the time to make that slow push and put pressure on the Nats, Braves and the rest of the National League who again may have to start worrying about the Phils going down the stretch. Especially since the Phils are winning in ways that no one expected.
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