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Cliff Lee does it all in win over Marlins

Sep 16, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

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Cliff Lee was a one-man gang in tonight’s 12-2 victory over the Marlins. In addition to allowing two runs over eight innings while striking out 14 batters, he went 3-for-4 and drove in a career-high four runs. My goodness. I’m not sure it’s possible to dominate a team more thoroughly than that.

As for his exploits on offense, Lee had a bases-loaded two-run single in the third inning, an RBI triple in the fifth, and another RBI single in the seventh. The veteran southpaw improved to 14-6 with the victory while the 14 strikeouts gave him his fourth double-digit strikeout game of the season. Just icing on the cake, with tonight’s performance, Lee surpassed the 200-inning mark for the sixth straight season and 200 strikeouts for the third straight year.

The stats below provide further context about Lee’s remarkable night. Needless to say, we don’t see this sort of thing very often.

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  1. Glenn - Sep 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    In 1971, Rick Wise, as a Phillie, threw a no-hitter and hit two homers against the Reds. Has any player in MLB history ever had a better game? No one ever talks about this.

    • dakotaandotter - Sep 17, 2013 at 8:06 AM

      I remember that game very well. I’m sure only the president of North Korea could ever beat it.

      • Glenn - Sep 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM

        After shooting a final round 21 at the British Open!

  2. dan46778 - Sep 17, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    With a pitcher hitting like that who needs the dh lol just a joke ppl

    • Old Gator - Sep 17, 2013 at 10:05 AM

      Who needs the DH? Washed up, gimpy ballplayers and stumblebums who can’t catch, run or throw to save their half asses. The DH is baseball’s equivalent to those rocking chair resorts that used to line South Beach in Macondo, the southeastern Texas coast and still occur in much of the Tampa Bay area.

  3. rje49 - Sep 17, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    How about Tony Cloninger, on 7/3/66. Complete game, gave up 3 runs on 7 hits & 5 K’s. Oh, and he hit 2 Grand Slams plus an RBI single. So his line for the game was 3 for 5 with 9 RBIs!.

  4. aceshigh11 - Sep 17, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    I think Mr. Lee must have a wallet that says “Bad Muthafucka” on it.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Sep 17, 2013 at 9:07 AM

      Well, that seems to be the situation. But I don’t want that. And you don’t want that. And Ringo here *definitely* doesn’t want that.

    • theebbandflow - Sep 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      I’d wager money it says “whatever”

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