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BOSTON — Who needs Cliff Lee when you can add an 18-year-old version of the lefty?
OK, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. But Trey Ball, who the Red Sox drafted seventh overall on Thursday, said after being picked that he models his game after the talented Phillies hurler.
“I look up to Cliff Lee — the way he’s always constantly in the zone with all of his pitches and that’s what I try to strive for,” Ball said.
It’s always fun to see who young players try to emulate or who scouts compare younger players to. The Lee name-drop is kind of funny, though, seeing as how it was just over a week ago that Lee dominated the Red Sox for eight innings, and many have tossed around the idea of the Sox going after Lee should he become available before this season’s trade deadline.
But that’s neither here nor there. Instead, let’s focus on Ball, a left-handed pitcher/outfielder who the Red Sox selected with their highest draft pick in 20 years.
“We viewed Trey as one of the most complete players avail
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There are two things that are certain when it comes to Cliff Lee this year—he is having a monster season so far, and he is not getting any younger.
But he might just be getting better.
I dug up some research on Lee, and tried to put what he has done both this season, and since re-joining the Phillies in 2011, into perspective. I found that age has made no difference in his output...
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A young Milwaukee Brewers fan put on a nice demonstration of hospitality by sharing one of his Twizzlers with Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee during Friday night's game at Miller Park.
Lee was warming up in the on-deck circle for one of his at-bats when the young Brewers fan in the second row offered him a Twizzler, which Lee...
Your browser does not support iframes.It's been said that sharing is caring. But what about if that sharing comes with the enemy?Well, one young Milwaukee Brewers fan was feeling generous Friday night when Phillies pitcher stepped into the on-deck circle. The fan was munching on some licorice when he decided to offer up a piece to Lee, as well.As you can see, Lee happily accepts...
While in the on-deck circle, Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee turned around, reached out, and accepted some Twizzlers from a Brewers fan in the stands. Good times.
The Philadelphia Phillies have climbed above .500 for the first time this season.
Their rise could continue with Cliff Lee getting the ball next.
Lee goes for his first four-start winning streak in two seasons Friday night in his second matchup with the lowly Milwaukee Brewers in less than a week.
After failing twice in April, the Phillies (31-30) finally moved over the break-even...
You could blame the Phillies pitching, stinky offense or the sloppy defense for last night’s 4-5 loss to the Brewers. Or you can join me in blaming the Twizzlers. I do believe that red devil candy somehow sucked the mojo right out of Cliff Lee. The fact that the evil licorice was handed to Lee by a young Brewers fan reinforces my theory:
Then again, a few other factors may...
The Philadelphia Phillies look to continue their winning ways behind Cliff Lee tonight at Miller Park.
Video: Way to share young guy..
At least, if pitchers apply to the theorem...
Cliff Lee was waiting for a plate appearance last night in Milwaukee when...
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Lee grounded out...
Out! Damned Twizzler!!!
Philadelphia Phillies (31-30) vs Milwaukee Brewers (22-37)
Cliff Lee (7-2, 2.45) vs Alfredo Figaro (0-0, 3.67)
TIME: 8:10, Miller Park
Weather: 60′s, Mostly Cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
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