Notes From The Phillies’ 3-0 Win Over MiamiBREAKING NEWS, News, Phillies Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
- Cliff Lee threw the team on his back tonight, carrying the Phillies with a complete game shutout. Lee was on fire tonight, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out five. The lefty was rarely threatened by the Miami lineup throughout the night.
- Lee earned his fifth win of the season, and his ERA has dropped to 2.48. He also went 2-4 at the plate with a couple of singles, and he’s now batting .316 for the year.
- Lee’s offense supported him with three runs on 12 hits. Delmon Young knocked in the first run of the game with a solo shot in the fourth inning. It was Young’s third homer of the year, and he’s now hit a long ball in back-to-back games. He finished the game 2-4 with two runs scored.
- Domonic Brown went 1-4 with an RBI triple in the sixth inning.
- Freddy Galvis started at second base for Chase Utley, who is day-to-day with a rib injury, and went 1-4 with an RBI single.
- In his second game back after missing some time with a knee injury, Ryan Howard went 2-4 with a couple of singles.
- Ben Revere went 1-5 and left five runners stranded.
- Jimmy Rollins went 2-5 with a couple of singles. Rollins has now hit in 13 of the last 15 games, and has three straight multi-hit games.
- The Phillies sent reliever Phillippe Aumont to Triple-A after the game. Aumont has been a major disappointment this year, going 1-4 with an ERA close to 5.00. While nothing official has been announced yet, its believed that the team will recall Mike Stutes.
This one’s all about Cliff Lee.
The ace had his best stuff tonight, and was in a no-nonsense mood as he shutdown the Miami Marlins. With Roy Halladay on the disabled list and Cole Hamels struggling, Lee has has been the one member of the three aces that has performed as advertised.
The Phillies managed to end the series with the fish on a high note, and now will get ready for a very important weekend set with the Washington Nationals. In the preseason, the Nationals were considered by most people to be the favorites in the National League East race. However, the Nats have been a bit of a disappointment and have struggled just to stay over the .500 mark. The upcoming series will be a good measuring stick for this team, and taking two out of three could do a lot for their confidence.
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