Cliff Lee struck out 16 batters tonight in a 5-0 loss to the Braves.

A few things about his night:

  • He set a career-high in strikeouts. He had a career-high 13 strikeouts July 27 last season against Oakland.
  • They are the most strikeouts by a Phillies pitcher since Curt Schilling struck out 16 Yankees on Sept. 1, 1997.
  • They tied Steve Carlton for the most strikeouts by a left-handed pitcher in a nine-inning game in Phillies history. (Left-hander Chris Short struck out 18 Mets in 15 innings Oct. 2, 1965.)
  • Lee’s 16 strikeouts are the most by a pitcher in a big-league game this season. (Jared Weaver had 15 against the Blue Jays on April 10.)
  • It was Lee’s 13th double-digit strikeout game, and his fifth with the Phillies.
  • It was the 12th time he has struck out 10 or more batters with one or fewer walks. (Lee walked one tonight.)
  • He has 10 double-digit strikeout games since the beginning of the 2010 season, which ties him with Tim Lincecum for the most in the big leagues in that span.

The bad news for Lee? The Phillies have scored one run in his last three starts.


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Cliff Lee’s night; KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK-L.

Wtf??! C’mon guys, this man is busting his backside for you and all you can give him in 3 games is 3 pathetic runs!?!?! Should I drop you guys and start being a Pirates fan?

Adam I really hope you are joking with that statement and btw they have not scored 3 runs for him but instead just 1…but even still the 21-10 record means that lee has been the unlucky starter cuz our O can def. score..just not for him haha

Our guys gotta support Cliff better. If he’s throwing 16K’s in a game and we still end up getting shut out (by a Division Rival) Thats just asking for people to talk shit on us.

Take down NY, the NL East, The Dodgers and the rest of the National League, come on boys hit the cages!!!

Good pitching beats good hitting. And right now, the Braves have the best pitching in the majors. And now you’ve got to see the #2 pitching prospect in all of baseball.

LOL!! Yeah, whatever. Ryan Howard’s not impressed with your pitching prospect, Brandon.
How’s third place treating you?

Brandon,who gave you permission to leave the kids table?

That’s great for stat-heads and fantasy geeks. As far as baseball is concerned, it’s a loss.

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