Lee Looks Like A Cy Young Winner
Here are a few words on his performance last night against the Giants at AT&T Park, where he allowed four hits, one run and two walks and struck out six in a complete-game 5-1 victory over the Giants. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and went 2-for-4 with a double.
“That’s pretty much vintage Cliff,” Ben Francisco said.
“I’m kind of glad I didn’t throw a no-hitter,” Lee said. “If I do that on the first try I would have to be living up to some high expectations.”
“He embarrassed us all by getting hits, throwing nine,” Cole Hamels joked. “It was fun. I think we all enjoyed how quick he works. How he gets guys out. Having a guy that really puts a lot of pressure on the other team makes it easier for our offense and for our defense because they’re always in the game. … For how he can help out (J.A.) Happ and I, it’s going to be pretty fun the rest of the year. Obviously, we’ve got him next year, too. That’s really cool. You never imagine that something like this could really be possible. He fits in really well with all of us. I think that’s even better, knowing that he’s one of us.”
“He was fun to play defense behind,” said Jayson Werth, who went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. “He gets the ball and he knows what to do. He throws strikes. He attacks the hitters. He’s good.”
“A shutout would have been nice,” bench coach Pete Mackanin joked.