UnbeLEEvable! Baseball jamboLEE! Major LEEgue baseball!
I kind of wish that people would try to cram Halladay into terribly constructed attempts at clever wordplay. The name Lee is short enough for every closet poet to throw off the shackles of Philistinism in an attempt to finally prove to their parents that they know how to write. LEEve it to the professionals folks.
Cliff Lee has been really good at baseball. Remember when people were speculating that Lee was injured, or that he after his big contract that he did not have the drive to be the same great pitcher? You people may go screw. Cliff apparently has figured it out. He is now 4-0 with an ERA under one with two complete game shut outs in his last four starts and has now upped his record to 8-5. Lee allowed six hits, walked one and struck out three in this particular fantastic outing from a member of the Phillies pitching staff. With his recent hot streak, Lee is making a push to make the all star team alongside Roy Halladay and Cole Hamels.
Kyle Lohse did his best to keep the Cardinals in the game tonight. He tossed eight innings and scattered seven hits during his outing. The problem was that two of the hits that he allowed left the ballpark. Jimmy Rollins led off the fourth inning with his seventh home run of the year. Ryan Howard followed a Chase Utley single with an opposite field blast later in the inning. This was all that Lee needed. The Phillies added an insurance run in the ninth off of Mitchell Boggs when Shane Victorino tripled and was brought home with a sac fly from Chase Utley making the score 4-0.
In summation Cliff Lee is a bad ass, Ryan Howard is strong as an ox and Tony LaRussa is insufferable. Tomorrow the Phils look for a quality outing from Roy Oswalt as they go for the sweep against Chris Carpenter.