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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Masterful--Lee!

Cliff Lee's stats for June are mind-boggling.

5-0, with 3 straight shutouts (first time a Phils' pitcher has done that since Hall of Famer Robin Roberts did so 61 years ago).

1 earned run in 42 innings, for a 0.21 ERA.

It's hard to imagine that Roy Halladay, Cole Hamels and Lee all will not make the NL All-Star team.

Oh, and tonight he shutout the Majors' best hitting team, the Boston Red Sox, 5-0 on a 2-hitter (he no-hit them through 5 innings). No runner got past second base, and he helped his own cause with a sacrifice fly.

Amazing game, and it also could mark the breakthrough of super-prospect Domonic Brown, who hit a line-drive 2-run homer to center and then doubled to left. Pretty good game for a 23 year-old rookie playing in the first game of a much-hyped series.

But the story right now is Lee, who is just unhittable.

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