Game 8 - Tuesday Night, April 9th in Philadelphia
Record - 3-5, 4th Place, 4 games behind the Braves
One Sentence Summary: On the first warm night of the spring, Cliff Lee and the offense made it look easy as they downed the Mets, 8-3.
What It Means: Of the eight games so far this season, two games have been enjoyable from start to finish and both were started by Lee. The Phillies will go for the series win tonight behind Kyle Kendrick.
What Went Right: Lee came within one out of the complete game, exiting the ballgame with two runners on base and having thrown 106 pitches. He allowed two earned runs on eight hits while striking out six and walking none.
The Phillies batted around in the second inning, scoring four times. Ryan Howard, Michael Young and John Mayberry, Jr. each hit home runs in the third inning and Young came within a double of the cycle. Mayberry finished the game with three RBIs.
Featured Card: This is Lee's card from this year's Topps Heritage set. I figured I'd sneak in another Heritage card before my Topps Gypsy Queen Phillies team set arrives!