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Sat, 04 May 2013 23:55:29 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee refuted claims from Toronto broadcaster Dirk Hayhurst that he doctors his pitches, a claim Hayhurst also made to Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz. "That's a completely inaccurate statement. I'll go get you my hat right now. I've been wearing the same hat for 3 years. It's sweat and rosin," Lee said.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:36:14 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee tossed eight scoreless innings to get the win over the Atlanta Braves Thursday, April 4, and he gave up only two hits while walking none and striking out eight. Lee threw 106 pitches in the outing. He is now 4-1 with a 0.77 ERA over 47 innings in his last six starts against Atlanta. Lee also extended his major league mark to 18 straight starts of at least six innings and walking either none or one.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:56:20 -0700
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis hit a solo homer and a triple Thursday, March 14, a day after doubling off Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee. "He's starting to swing the bat good," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's driven a lot of balls the last few days, and that's what we want to see."
Fantasy Tip: Youk is hitting .263 with two homers in 19 spring at-bats. His long history of injuries will keep his price relatively low but, as a result, could make him an alluring bargain at a volatile position.
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:37:53 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed two solo home runs Thursday, March 7, and he said he might be prone to giving up more home runs than other pitchers because he's constantly around the strike zone. "That comes along with throwing a lot of strikes usually," Lee said. "And that's what I'm trying to do. Occasionally, they'll be swing mode and run into a pitch if I leave it over the plate. That's what happens. I just have to make sure I do a better job of keeping the ball down, especially if I sense they are in swing mode." Only Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon threw more strikes than Lee last season. Lee's 11.8 home run per fly ball rate last year was the highest mark for him in the last four years.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:08:59 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay is not expected to be the team's opening day starter this year, as hitting coach Rich Dubee hinted the decision will likely come down to SPs Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee. "I think it's how we line up best," Dubee said. "Realistically, we could pitch anybody the first day as far as Doc, Cole and Cliff. On most staffs, they are No. 1 starters, so they all could pitch opening day. But part of what we're thinking is trying to split those two lefties. Last year we started with two lefties (after Halladay) and I'd just like to split them up." If Halladay doesn't start opening day, it would be the first time he didn't have the assignment since 2002.
Sat, 08 Dec 2012 09:07:20 -0800
The Boston Red Sox contacted the Philadelphia Phillies about the possibility of trading OF Jacoby Ellsbury for SP Cliff Lee but were told that Lee was not available.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 15:13:29 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said it's absolutely false that the team is considering trading SP Cliff Lee to the Arizona Diamondbacks for OF Justin Upton.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 11:41:40 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee has set a modern-era Major League record by pitching at least six innings without allowing more than one walk in each of his last 16 starts. He allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Miami Marlins Friday, Sept. 28, with no walks and five strikeouts.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:46:45 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee has gone at least six innings and hasn't allowed more than one walk in 15 straight starts, which is a record in the modern era. SP Christy Mathewson (1908) accomplished the feat and former SP Greg Maddux (1997) did it in 14 games.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:25:26 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed a run and struck out 11 in eight innings in his loss to the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Sept. 23.