The Phillies nearly managed to blow a seven-run lead yesterday by putting the bats away after the second inning and because Justin De Fratus was morally opposed to Cliff Lee’s ERA approaching 2.00. But let’s again talk about Lee and Dom Brown, who, as reader Ed put it, were Crossing Streams in a battle for Sunday afternoon supremacy.
Lee: 7.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER (thanks to De Fratus), 11 K, 0 BB. He threw 81 of his 105 pitches for strikes and his first three-ball count didn’t come until the eighth inning. He nearly went two-straight starts without throwing three balls to a hitter. The rules, of course, allow for four balls, but Cliff Lee doesn’t need four balls– he prefers no more than two. He’s the best pitcher in the National League. [Video of Lee’s excellence.]
Brown: I’m surprised the Brewers didn’t throw at him after the bat-flip, goofy handshake thing he does with Howard. I love it (finally some attitude), but I can’t imagine opposing teams do. Brown finished the day 3-for-3 with a home run, triple, four RBIs and one massive, swinging dick. After the game? Shoes:
Let’s hit it.
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Got this from multiple readers, and it’s spectacular. Sigourney McCleaf gets tongue-twatted on the MyPHL 17 post-game show:
A loon was spotted at the Phillies game…
… and at the Roots picnic this weekend:
US Open tickets are insanely expensive (anyone at Merion want to hook a blogger up?).
A Yankees fan is in serious condition after being assaulted at Camden Yards. But Philly folks are the worst.
For some reason, Marcus Vick tweeted this: