Cliff Lee’s First Start As a Phightin Game Thread!

Here is the link for the thread over in the forum. You can also talk about the game here, in the comments.

Cliff Lee will be making his first start as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, and he will be opposing Ryan Sadowski of the San Francisco Giants.

Cliff Lee will take the rubber tonight for the first time as a member of the Phillies.

Cliff Lee will take the rubber tonight for the first time as a member of the Phillies.

 

Gametime is set for 10:15 pm eastern time.

In other news, new addition Ben Francisco will be batting 2nd in the batting order, and he will be playing center field in wake of Shane Victorino’s injury. Victorino is still out, and will be for maybe a couple more games.

Also, Rodrigo Lopez could be moved to the bullpen in four days since their is no room for him in the starting rotation with the addition of both Pedro Martinez, and Lee.

The Phillies might have to let go of Martinez altogether now, unless he will go to the pen willingly. More on the situation tomorrow.

As always, Go Phillies!

Topics: New York Mets Suck, Phillies

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  • Freak

    Martinez will be in the starting rotation unless he really loses it in the minors. At least that’s what the Amaro has been saying.

  • branthoughton

    Yeah, I heard that too, but he just allowed 5 runs in one inning down in Triple-A! They might just let go of him, if the rest of the rotation is continuing to pitch well, and he blows it.

  • branthoughton

    Screw Paul Bako, Cliff Lee will do whatever the heck he feels like doing, and will throw whatever pitch he thinks will get up the batters butt first!

  • branthoughton

    Cliff Lee is absolutely dealing!!! A 1 run lead should be all he needs. I could see him going 9 innings, if he keeps this up. I would not trust the bullpen with a lead these days.

  • Phreak

    Pedro lost it in the fifth. He might have been tired or it might be an indication that he just doesn’t have it any more. I, personally, would love it if he went to the pen. I think he could really shine there. I just don’t see it happening without him trying as a starter at least.

    As for Lee- hells yeah!! Even has a base hit. Love it so much already. He can definitely help.

    Changed my name for the occasion. Heh.

  • branthoughton

    I do not want to jinx this, but look at the box score for Cliff Lee!!!!

  • Phreak

    I love the Lee! Halladay who? ;)

  • branthoughton

    Yeah, tell me about it. I hope he pitches a complete game regardless

  • branthoughton

    Dang, there goes the no-no!!! Oh well, he is still pitching lights out!

  • Phreak

    Do you know the pitch count? I only remember him getting into trouble once with pitches. That said, my attention has been divided. Damned RL creeping in.

    :)

  • branthoughton

    No, but I’ll check for you. Meanwhile, have you subscribed to the sites feed yet?
    Sorry, had to ask lol

  • branthoughton

    69 pitches, 50 of them strikes!!! I love MLB At Bat

  • Phreak

    No problem. I just subscribed to ITI not too long ago. From dancing around here I’m guessing there’s some pressure from somewhere to do that. I have Sage for Firefox. I will add you now. You have my info, correct?

  • Phreak

    Thanks for the info! Lee is doing great.

  • Phreak

    Added.

  • branthoughton

    Yeah I do, I get emails everytime someone comments on the site. Tell your friends about the site so we can get these game threads more views, and more people discussing the game!

  • Phreak

    Will do. Though I have few friends that know computers. I am a little aged at 41.

    Utley stole a base! Woot.

  • Phreak

    Yes! We’re on a roll!

  • branthoughton

    Haha. Finally the Phils got a hit with RISP! I thought that would never happen!

  • Phreak

    Nice little cushion now, thank the baseball gods.

  • Phreak

    Come on! Correct yourself, Lee.

  • branthoughton

    This is exciting to see him pitch like this for so long in his first start with us.

  • Phreak

    Agreed. Even better to see him work out of a few tough situations. I really believe the Phillies got a great pitcher and a great deal.

  • branthoughton

    Yeah, just wish that they did not give up Marson in the deal.

  • Phreak

    Extra base hit for Lee!! Dayumn! Life is good.

  • branthoughton

    I love this guy!!!

  • Phreak

    I won’t disagree on Marson.

  • Phreak

    Lee scores on a Francisco sac fly!

  • branthoughton

    The only other thing that i have to ask Lee is for him to go the whole game!!

  • branthoughton

    I’m out, nice talking to you, hope to see you here tomorrow!

  • Phreak

    He’s got a shot, that’s for sure.

    And there goes the shut out.

  • Phreak

    Ok have a good night.

  • Phreak

    Well he went the whole game. What a debut. Catch ya later.