To the fans in my section chanting “Let’s go Clifford,” remember, his name is Clifton!
Less than a month ago, some Phillies fans started to question the Cliff Lee signing. After an abysmal performance against the Nationals where Lee allowed six earned runs over 5.1 innings, his ERA sat at 3.94.
Clifton’s been nothing short of sensational since.
Over his last three starts, Lee’s given up just one earned run over his last 24 innings pitched. He’s allowed just 13 hits while striking out 21. He’s picked up the win in each of his last three outings.
His ERA now sits at 3.12.
Oh, and he’s also swinging the stick quite well. His RBI double in the fourth inning gave Philadelphia a 1-0 lead.
His .242 batting average is right up there with Raul Ibanez (.242), Carlos Ruiz (.245) and Ryan Howard (.251).
His average is better than Domonic Brown (.229), Ben Francisco (.216) and Michael Martinez (.203).
He and Cole Hamels are battling for bragging rights; Hamels too is hitting .242.
Ryan Howard went yard for the second time in the series. Both home runs came via the opposite field. Before the start of the four-game set, Howard’s last opposite field hit came on May 10 at Florida.
Could this be a sign of things to come?
In other news, John Kruk got the nod as the 33rd member of the Phillies Wall of Fame.
He’ll be the second player from the 1993 National League winning team to be inducted; Darren Daulton is the other.
About the Author
Written by Adrian Fedkiw
I currently work for the Sports Network. It's the best job ever! I am a 2010 graduate of Temple University where I majored in broadcast journalism, I LOVE SPORTS! That's why I am here. I have a vast knowledge and want to share my athletic intelligence with the world. Some people like to spend their time shooting down aliens in Halo; I like to spend my time watching sports, current and old. It's my passion! I got asked one time how I can watch a game over again when I already know the outcome. 5 minutes later, he's watching Happy Gilmore reciting all of the lines from the movie. Hypocrite! As for my favorite sports teams, I've been a lifelong Philadelphia sports fan. My favorite athlete is Allen Iverson. He didn't like practice that much, but when it came to gametime, no one let it all out on the floor like Iverson. He is absolutely beloved in the city of Brotherly Love. For college athletics, obviously I pay close attention to Temple. (Yes, football too) Even before I stepped foot on Temple's campus for the 1st time in 2005, I was a fan. Oh the good old days of John Chaney! Some other tidbits about myself, I love cheesesteaks, I hydrate myself with Welch's Grape Juice and Snapple. I love the HBO show Entourage. Also, when is Kenny Powers making his much anticipated return in Eastbound and Down!