The Phillies inept offense once again spoiled a brilliant performance by Cliff Lee resulting in a 2-1 loss. Lee threw 7.2 great innings last night before hanging a curve which Elian Herrera nailed for a 2 run double. Despite the Phils lack-of-O the game was entertaining and fairly briskly played. I came away with the old bummer the Phils lost, but still had a great night at the ballpark.
Lee threw 92 pitches for strikes last night - tough to do in a loss.
.358 BA, 8 HR, 32 RBIs and this guy is in 4th place among catchers in the All-Star Voting. Sounds like The Phils mediocre record is defintely leading to some fan apathy.
Gotta give some credit here. Billingsley got off to a rocky start but settled down nicely scattering a smattering of hits through the next 6 innings without yielding a run.
Don Mattingly, Dee Gordon, Clayton Kershaw
Everybody's smiling - you would be too if you were part of the team with the best record in baseball.