the CLIFF LEE show….

Cliff Lee made his debut as a Philadelphia Philly last night in San Francisco, he was acquired this week by the Phillies as a top addition to the Phillies starting rotation, this was his first start for a National League team having spent his major league career with the Cleveland Indians.

This was a chance for the fans and the Philly players to see what Ruben Amaro Jr. had acquired for the team, before the game Dubee and Manuel had said ‘they would sit back and watch, mostly, so they could see what he could do’.

Now before everyone gets overly excited and thinks that he is being put on a pedestal with expectations way above what he could possibly deliver, we all must understand it’s his first game and this cannot be expected every time he goes to the mound… you can hope… but don’t expect it. With that said Cliff Lee came out last night and looked like a natural born NL starting pitcher, the Phillies wanted a pitcher and they got one.

He showed poise and confidence….

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He showed he could field his position…

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and the Kung-Fu Panda was no match…

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and this was just the 1st inning…

What we didn’t know was, could he swing a bat?…

he showed us…


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not just once but twice…

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he hit a single and a double, with a short sharp swing, you’d almost think he had been through an intense Utley hitting course.

and he was enjoying it…

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but how would he fit in with the other Philly players?….

How couldn’t you fit in with the guys in the dugout….

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Cliff Lee is officially a Philly….

Yes there was other players on the field, and they all played their parts with the normal characteristics that the Philly players have, this may have only been a 5-1 win for the Phils, but if they had really hit with RISP, it could have been double digits for the Phil’s.

Ben Francisco had another start in place of the injured Victorino, who by the way, probably wont be back till Tuesday is my guess, had another good game with hard hits at each at bat, he picked up a hit and an RBI.

Well done!! the front office for the new players, initial showings make them an excellent fit for the reigning World Series Champions.

Joe Blanton the Phillies work horse, goes today against Lincecum, Phillies have had a tendancy to come alive when facing the Ace of the opposition, lets hope this happens tonight…

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7 Comments on “the CLIFF LEE show….”

  1. southernbelle says:

    Hey! I hope you are right that my Yanks will do alright. I’m upset that we didn’t get a starter before the deadline. Thanks for stealing Cliff Lee from us (JK) He will be twice as good in the NL! -Virginia
    http://southernbelle.mlblogs.com

  2. Jane Heller says:

    Wow. I heard Lee pitched great in his Phillies debut, but I didn’t realize he also had a couple of hits! Great start for him.

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

  3. lilmatt says:

    Lee was awesome last night. This clearly makes them the favorite in the NL in my mind. I predicted them in my blog going to the World Series against Boston. Now with Lee, that could have an even greater probability.
    http://giftofgod80.mlblogs.com/

  4. lilmatt says:

    Lee was awesome last night. This clearly makes them the favorite in the NL in my mind. I predicted them in my blog going to the World Series against Boston. Now with Lee, that could have an even greater probability.
    http://giftofgod80.mlblogs.com/

  5. indianslove says:

    Hmph. I feel betrayed. How could you, Cliffy?!
    http://tribechick.mlblogs.com/ -TC

  6. indians says:

    Good to see he is fitting in with His new team.
    Good luck to the Phillies and Lee.
    http://clevelandbaseball.mlblogs.com/

  7. raysfanboy says:

    You have a tough draw with Lincecum today.

    Lee gave you what he gave the Indians all year. But you guys helped to make it stand up. I really wish the Rays had been able to put together a package to get that guy down here. We’re getting a good start today, but another solid rotation pitcher would be nice, too.

    This move just might be the one that puts you over the top. I’m still hoping the Yanks keep losing (the Red Sox sure won’t) so that we can meet you in October again!
    http://raysfanboy.mlblogs.com/


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