Last night was Cliff Lee’s Philadelphia debut against the San Fransisco Giants. It was a pleasure watching this guy pitch. He threw nothing but strikes and ended up striking out 6. He threw a complete game making this game the 3rd game in his last 4 that he has gone 9 innings. Lee had a no hitter going into the 6th. Werth hit a HR in the 2nd to give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. After that point, the Phillies struggled to get runners in scoring position home until Werth batted in 2 more runs in 7th.
It was good to see the Phillies snap that 2-game losing streak. The Phillies have been so hot that you expect them to win every night. If they lose two in a row, you scratch you head and ask what’s wrong with this team. Shane Victorino sat this one out, but Ben Fransisco played well in his spot going 1 for 4 with an RBI.
I’m off to the Eagles training camp at Lehigh University now. I’ll try to snap some photos and give you my first-hand impressions when I get back.