Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/24/12
If there was ever a game that could sum up the 2012 Phillies Experience in a three-hour package, it aired on Sunday afternoon in South Philly. Cliff Lee took the mound and pitched brilliantly, but nothing else went right as the Phils dropped a 2-1 defeat to the Atlanta Braves. After sweeping the Mets at Citi Field, the Phils dropped two of three games to Atlanta at Citizens Bank Park and are five games back of the National League's second wild card with just nine games remaining. In all likelihood, the Phils' current major-league-best run of appearing in five straight postseasons will come to an end next month. Other than the injuries to core players -- including Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Roy Halladay and Carlos Ruiz -- perhaps there's no better explanation for the end of the Phils' run than the perplexing season that Lee is finishing up. Lee held the Braves to two runs (one earned) in eight innings. He struck out 11 and didn't walk a batter. But the Phillies managed just two...
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