Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 7/4/12
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Happy July 4th!!! Did Cliff Lee win a game yet? Is he hurt? It is basically the story of the first half. We all know that Cliff Lee has not been the Lee we saw last season. Phillies have been 7-1 since 2004 on July 4th including two walk offs against the Mets. Cliff Lee and Chris Young were throwing zeros until the fourth inning. Scott Hairston put the Mets ahead with a solo homer in the fourth, lining an 0-2 pitch over the left-field wall. David Wright drove in the run with a bloop single in the 5th. Mets had a 2-0 lead. PANIC! Cliff Lee gave up two runs on seven hits, while striking out nine and walking one in eight innings, which is very-Lee like outings. It actually only took six innings to finally have something cooking for the Phillies. Juan Pierre led off the seventh the Phillies' third hit, a single to center, and Utley followed with a laser two-run home run down the rightfield line also known as Utley's corner. It was the second homer for Utley, who returned from a...
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