28 August 2009

Cliff Lee was meant to pitch for the Phillies.  How else do you explain his ridiculous string of starts since joining the team last month?  In five games, Lee has a 5-0 record, a 0.75 WHIP, and a 0.68 E.R.A.  In 40 innings, he has struck out 39 batters and walked just six, surrendered a grand total of zero home runs, and looked like a true ace while averaging eight innings per start.  As if he weren’t contributing enough already, Lee is hitting .313, which, if it were over enough at-bats to qualify, would lead the team.  The southpaw has truly made the most of his time in the City of Brotherly Love.

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26 September 2008

The Joe Torre-less Yankees are not going to the playoffs for the first time since 1994 (when there was no postseason due to the players’ strike), and as a baseball fan, I feel like something will be missing from this year’s postseason.  Even I – a self-proclaimed Yankee-hater (but NOT a Sox fan) – am genuinely sorry to see the Red Sox reach October with more baseball to play while that team from New York is going home early.  While I’m thrilled that the Rays are playoff-bound, it does not seem right that there’s no chance of a Yankee-Red Sox showdown in 2008.

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