Thursday, May 23, 2013

2013 Topps #33 Cliff Lee

Phillies 3, Marlins 0
Game 47 - Wednesday Night, May 22nd in Miami
Record - 23-24, 3rd Place, 5 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  Cliff Lee was nearly un-hittable as he and the Phillies easily took care of the Marlins, winning 3-0.

What It Means:  The Phillies won the series and they continue their slow progress to .500.  They've now won seven of their last ten games.  Following an off-day today, they'll open a three-game series in Washington.  If all goes well, the Phillies will find themselves with a winning record and in second place on Memorial Day.

What Went Right:  Lee allowed only three hits in his complete game shut-out and he earned his fifth win of the year.  He was in control from the outset, and it was an absolute pleasure watching him mow down the pedestrian Marlins line-up.  He has a 1.16 ERA in his last four starts.

In the fourth, Delmon Young hit his second home run in as many nights.  Domonic Brown added an RBI-triple in the sixth, followed by an RBI-single from Freddy Galvis.

Featured Card:  I could have featured another Bowman card in this post, but I decided to go with Lee's base card from this year's Topps flagship set.  It's hard to believe that series two will be released in less than a month.


Anonymous said...


Don't remind me about Series 2... I've been so busy with organizing, purging and other hobby stuff that I've neglected Series 1 and Heritage.

Of course, any commons I'm missing from 2013 Topps could show up in my 2016 Fairfield repacks...

Steve F. said...

Didn't Series 1 used to come out in January and Series 2 in April at some point in the not distant past? I'm not complaining as there is plenty else out there to collect (e.g., I'm still filling in a bunch of SPs and chase cards from 2012 Phillies sets).

Jim said...

It actually seems to me like each Topps set is being released closer together this year for some reason. I haven't fully digested Topps Heritage yet, and that set is completely old news.