Aug 102011
Phillies ace Cliff Lee hits his second home run of the season

Cliff Lee hits his second home run of the season

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Phillies’ Cliff Lee beats Dodgers on mound, and at plate

August 10 Los Angeles Times

The Dodgers-Phillies game Tuesday night featured an opening twist in which both teams got their first two runners aboard in the first inning and yet failed to score.  It was a moral victory for both Dodgers left-hander Ted Lilly and Philadelphia lefty Cliff Lee, the former Cy Young Award winner.  But there was nothing unusual about what came next.

It’s all Lee as Phillies continue winning roll

August 10 CSN Philly columnist: Jim Salisbury

Things are going so well for the Phillies that now they’re calling their shots and laughing out loud when they make them.  On the bus ride from the team hotel to the ballpark late Tuesday afternoon, broadcaster Sarge Matthews and Cliff Lee were talking about how difficult it was to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium, you know, over the roof of the outfield pavilion. Matthews told Lee that Willie Stargell (twice), Mike Piazza and Mark McGwire were the only guys to do it.  Lee listened to Sarge talk about the difficulty of the feat and said: “I’ll do it tonight.”

Newest Phillie a perfect fit in Pence-ylvania

August 10 columnist Scott Miller

So maybe Jimmy Rollins isn’t the general manager. But for a guy with as much sweat equity invested in the Phillies as anybody, you bet Rollins was scanning the trade rumors as July ticked toward a close.  Scanning with a laser-like focus as the rumor mill churned out the name of one Hunter Pence, Houston Astros.  “He’s the guy I wanted,” Rollins says. “He was the guy I personally wanted.”

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