Phillies 5, Nationals 0
Not to be outdone by the Sunday night performance of Pedro Martinez, Cliff Lee threw a gem tonight. His third complete game and his first shutout as a Phillie gave the team the win over the last place Nationals by a score of 5-0. His final pitch was clocked at 92mph - evidence he still had plenty of gas left in the tank even after throwing 124 pitches. The magic number to clinch the division drops to 12 with the victory.
The Phils never looked back after their 4-run second inning, which included a bases-clearing, 3-run double from catcher Carlos Ruiz. In his post-game interview, Cliff Lee was quick to point out what a great game Chooch had called from the behind the plate. Jayson Werth contributed a 3-hit night and scored on Chooch's double.
Dobbs Alert: The Lakewood BlueClaws took a commanding two games to none lead in the best-of-five South Atlantic League Championship Series tonight, beating the Greenville Drive, 3-0. Greg Dobbs served as the lead-off hitter and third baseman for the BlueClaws, going 0 for 2 in the game.