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MILWAUKEE When Cliff Lee signed with the Philadelphia Phillies in December2010, putting the finishing brush strokes on a piece de resistance of a pitching rotation, the baseball world took notice.
The Phillies, it appeared, had just constructed one of the best rotations in the history of major league baseball.
That's not a title that anyone around the sport takes lightly, either. To be the best-ever anything in baseball requires a legendary amount of talent and skill, considering the sheer pedigree of players that have been a part of the league for over a century. But the Phillies, before they had even played a game, were undoubtedly the best, it seemed. Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, and Roy Oswalt were mythically good, miles ahead of mere mortal pitching staffs that populated the rest of the majors.
The 2011 season only fed the media fire surrounding the Phillies' staff, as Philadelphia's rotation indeed turned in one of the best single season...
BEST OF MAXIM
SEAT OF HIS PANTS
Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee fell to the ground while checking his swing during his sixth inning at-bat during Thursday's MLB game against the Milwaukee Brewers. The umpires confirmed that Lee successfully checked his swing on the 0-2 pitch, but Lee nearly turned his ankle as he fell awkwardly while doing so. Fortunately Lee was not hurt, but he ended up striking...
The 2012 season has been an anomaly for Cliff Lee. Usually one of the league's best pitchers, the Phillies ace didn't notch his first win of the season until July 4 despite delivering his share of quality performances. On Thursday, he experienced another strange occurrence, but this time it took place at the plate. During an at-bat against Brewers pitcher Jose Veras, Lee...
Back on Friday, we featured a couple clips from the Yankees/Rangers game where Andruw Jones and Mike Adams had problems standing up.Another notable name in Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee also took a tumble on Thursday night but his was more of the swinging variety.Watch as Lee gets fooled on this pitch from Milwaukee's Jose Veras and falls down while trying to check...
It is difficult to imagine what must be going through Cliff Lee’s head these days. He has had his ups and downs, but certainly has pitched better than just the 2 wins on his record indicate. Last night, he had a quality start against the Brewers, allowing 3 runs in 7 2/3 innings.
But that good start was quickly wiped away in the Phillies cursed 8th inning. And once again, it was...
Final: Phillies 4, Brewers 7.
WP: Livan Hernandez (4-1, 5.06 ERA) LP: Josh Lindblom (2-3, 3.76 ERA) SV: Jim Henderson (3)
Cliff Lee had his pitches going for him tonight. At least after the first few innings, anyway, when he gave up three home runs- two of them to 2011 National League MVP Ryan Braun. He lasted seven and two-thirds innings, allowing 3 runs and just 5 hits, while...
Utley's display of hustle wouldn't be enough tonight. (AP)
A magical season for the Phillies continued tonight when their bullpen managed to blow yet another late lead in a 7-4 loss to the Brewers. This is beginning to look awfully familiar, isn’t it?
HARD LUCK CLIFF
- Cliff Lee‘s career against the Brewers has been quite the struggle. Coming into tonight’s game, he...
I’m a fantasy baseball nut. During the preseason I spend more time studying than someone who is getting ready for the Bar Exam. I eat, sleep, and breathe fantasy baseball, but no matter how much I study I will never be able to hit 100% on my predictions. An educated analysis can only take you so far, and then real life takes over. No one can foresee the unexpected: injuries...
With the Dodgers Andruw Jones tried to become a planet and go to war with the Moon. He succeeded. With the Yankees, he tried to fight the Sun. He lost. Don’t worry guys, I saw them
Cliff Lee came so close to that third win tonight. So close.
Cliff Lee struck out the side in the bottom of the first inning. You know, a strikeout, another strikeout, two solo home runs, and another strikeout. The solo homers went to Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez, the Phillies killers from the previous Brewers-Phillies series at home.
In the top of the third, Ryan Howard reached...
Corey Hart's grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning prevented Philadelphia's Cliff Lee from getting a rare win as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Phillies 7-4 on Thursday night.
Livan Hernandez (4-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the victory. Jim Henderson recorded the final two outs for his third save in four chances, getting Erik Kratz to ground out with the bases...
In the fourth inning of a 1-0 Phillies lead Friday, Dom Brown misplayed Nigel Morgan’s ball to center for a 2-1 Brewers’ lead.
It would be 4-1 after the inning was over. Ballgame.
Phillies lost 6-2.
Thursday’s loss was more madnening.
The Phillies, thanks to a bases clearing double by Kevin Frandsen, took a 4-3 lead into the eighth inning.
Cliff Lee, working on a 12 strikeout...
Many of us fans believe the Philadelphia Phillies are completely done, but are they? With a win over the Brewers last night, the Phillies record is now 56-65 putting the 11 games out of the Wild Card. With 41 games remaining this season, it becomes a long shot, but definitely not impossible. If the Fightins win 34 of their next 40 games, they will improve their record to 90-71. In...
Monday, 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Mike LeakeTuesday, 7:05 -Cliff Lee v. Homer BaileyWednesday, 7:05 - The Vanimal v. Bronson ArroyoThursday, 7:05 - Cole Hamels v. John CuetoReds Batting:- Jay Bruce is .406-4-9 in his last 8 games- Scott Rolen is hitting .387 in August but because of new/old back problems, should only play in two or three games this series. - Joey Votto has been...