Posted by mattsmith on 2:02am, Saturday August 1st 2009
If you missed Cliff Lee’s Phillies debut, shame on you.
Gem isn’t even the right word to describe the performance of Lee, who pitched a complete game four-hitter in a 4-1 victory over the Giants
Not only did he deliver from the mound, Lee swung the bat, too. He got two hits, including a double, and scored a run.
He also fielded the ball pretty well.
You couldn’t ask for a better debut. It went beyond expectation.
Cliff Lee was half-man, half-amazing.
He breezed through the first five innings (throwing less than 60 pitches). Juan Uribe got the first hit off Lee with one out in the sixth.
The fast-working, left-hander finished with six strikeouts.
The Phillies didn’t do much offensively to support their new ace, until the seventh inning. Jayson Werth snapped the team’s 0-for-28 skid with runners in scoring position, driving in two runs with the bases loaded.
Werth homered, singled and knocked in three runs.