The Stat Line of the Night – 10/28/09 – Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee #34Total Pro Sports- Baseball fans in Cleveland likely were clasped to a toilet with dry heaves Wednesday night. The 2 starting pitchers for game 1 of the 2009 World Series were both Indians not so long ago. Why did they trade C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee? Ultimate GM fail.

But only one of them could be on the winning side on Wednesday. And Cliff Lee dominated the game. He went the distance as the Phillies took game 1 from the Yanks, 6-1. Lee threw 122 pitches and gave up just 6 hits. He struck out 10 and didn’t walk anyone. He didn’t allow a run until the 9th inning, and that was unearned due to a Jimmy Rollins error. He should have had the shutout. Keep in mind this is in New York City, the baseball mecca of the world and a road game for the Phils.

He sat the Bronx Bombers down 1-2-3 a total of five times, including the 1st, 4th, 5th, 7th and the 8th innings. It was an amazing performance by Lee, who is now 3-0 with an 0.54 ERA this postseason. Lee could make 2 more starts in this series, and the Phillies are on their way to a repeat. Cliff Lee gets The Stat Line of the Night for 10/28/09.

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