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Cliff Lee goes 8 2/3 innings against Mets for second win

Apr 9, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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The Phillies crowd wasn’t happy to see Cliff Lee pulled one out away from his first complete game since 2011, but it was job well done for the left-hander, who moved to 2-0 after holding the Mets to three runs — two earned — in 8 2/3 innings.

Lee last year didn’t get his first win until his 14th start on July 4. His second win came in his 19th start on July 31.

Michael Young had the biggest day for the Philadelphia offense, missing a cycle by a double. Ryan Howard and Young hit back-to-back homers in the third, while John Mayberry Jr. followed with a third homer just two batters later.

Starter Dillon Gee gave up all of the homers. He surrendered seven runs in three innings for the Mets.

With Lee’s removal, there remains just one complete game in the majors this season, that a shutout thrown by the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw against the Giants on Opening Day.

  1. 13arod - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    he is still pitching like he is 25 don’t count this guy out for cy young

  2. tuberippin - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Hey, at least one Phils starter is pitching well.

  3. mrwillie - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:45 PM

    When is a Philly crowd ever happy?

  4. rickhigginshtbro - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Just got home from the game, and I don’t recall ever hearing boo’s that loud there in the past few years…

  5. thephilsabide - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    I think the common phrase of the 2009 World Series applies here as well….”Lee can’t pitch every night.”

  6. jimw81 - Apr 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    it was a jem

  7. misterj167 - Apr 10, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    So far for the Phillies it’s mainly Lee and Utley and no one else.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Apr 10, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      Michael Young has been the best on the team, and Jimmy has been solid. Mayberry hasn’t had a lot of AB’s, but has made the most of them. And Dom Brown has had some clutch hits.

      Adams, Aumont and Bastardo have been good

  8. gallaghedj311 - Apr 10, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    Nothing about the return of mets long relief pitcher Greg Burke? Coming home to pitch against his childhood team? Put Bellmawr on the map kid. You done South Jersey.

  9. coryfor3 - Apr 10, 2013 at 6:55 AM

    What? No Michael Young jokes yet? Pretty good hitter there despite the constant joking here about his intangibles.

  10. mungman69 - Apr 10, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Greg Burke, Gloucester Catholic, always the best team in South Jersey.

  11. irishphilly87 - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    Cliff Lee is the F’ing man. Snubbed the almighty and glorious New York to come to back to Philly. CY YOUNG ANYONE???

  12. irishphilly87 - Apr 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM

    Craig Calacatarra trashed Michael Young over and over but he seems to be playing pretty damn good. 2 games already with 3 plus hits. Hes going to be damn good all year

  13. dexterismyhero - Apr 10, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    He is a pure pitcher…..

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