Tuesday, September 17, 2013

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter #281 Cliff Lee

Phillies 12, Marlins 2
Game 150 - Monday Night, September 16th in Philadelphia
Record - 70-80, 3rd Place, 19 1/2 games behind the Braves

One Sentence Summary:  It was the Cliff Lee Show in South Philly last night as Lee (and a few others) easily handled the Marlins, 12-2.

What It Means:  Lee is awesome.  One of my main hopes for 2014 is that he and Cole Hamels are able to carry over their successful seasons.

What Went Right:  Lee struck out 14 in his eight innings of work, while allowing just two runs.  He improved his record to 14-6, and lowered his ERA to 2.95 in the process.  Perhaps even more impressive than his mound performance was his 3 for 4 night at the plate, with a triple and four RBIs.  His big night resulted in the most RBIs for a Phillies pitcher since Robert Person had seven RBIs on June 2, 2002.

Chase Utley contributed a three-run home run in the third, his 17th of the season.

Featured Card:  If I had to guess, I'd say I've featured more Lee baseball cards this season than any other player on the Phillies.  This is his base card from this year's Allen & Ginter set.

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