Jun 292011
Phillies ace Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee throws another gem in Red Sox smackdown

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Cliff Lee rules the Boston Red Sox

June 29 LehighValleyLive.com:

If this was a World Series preview, book Broad Street for a parade now.  The Philadelphia Phillies swatted the Boston Red Sox away like a regal elephant brushing aside a bothersome gnat in Tuesday’s 5-0 win in the first of a three-game interleague showdown of elite teams at Citizens Bank Park.

Boston may have come in with the second-best record in the American League, but the Red Sox went so quietly against the commanding figure of the untouchable Cliff Lee that they looked like the second-best team in the Massachusetts American Legion, maybe.

Lee throws third straight shutout in Phillies’ win

June 29 CSN Philly:

Cliff Lee did it again.  He pitched the Phillies to a victory in Game 1 of the World Series.  He did it in 2009 against the New York Yankees.  And he did it again Tuesday night against the Boston Red Sox.  All right. All right. This wasn’t the World Series. It was way too hot and muggy for that. It was also four months early.

Team goes the DL route with Madson

June 29 Camden Courier-Post:

It took injuries to the Phillies’ first two options before Ryan Madson was given the closer’s job in April, and now after converting 15 of 16 save chances, he’s handing the reigns off again.  The Phillies placed Madson on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a hand injury, recalling right-hander Andrew Carpenter from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the process. The move is retroactive to June 19, meaning Madson could be back as early as next week.

Phils GM Amaro seeks to survive with young ‘pen

June 29 CSN Philly:

Five of the seven relief pitchers that the Phillies had in their bullpen for Tuesday night’s series opener against the Boston Red Sox had spent time in Triple A this season.  Closer Ryan Madson went on the disabled list with swelling in his pitching hand Tuesday afternoon. That forced the recall of Andrew Carpenter from Triple A. Carpenter had made the switch from starter to reliever earlier this season and was 5-0 with a 1.58 ERA in 24 games.

Brown still learning as season progresses

June 29 CSN Philly:

Domonic Brown is truly sorry for not running out the ground ball that Oakland’s Jemile Weeks botched on Saturday night. And not only are Phillies fans happy to forgive the rightfielder when he homers and doubles in a 5-0 win over Josh Beckett and the Red Sox, but they’ll also ultimately learn a lesson from the kid, too.  A true Philadelphia fan always busts it all the way to third with his anxieties and rarely apologizes for them, too.

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