Coming into tonight’s game, Josh Beckett was leading the American League with a ridiculous 1.86 ERA. After tonight, that’s going to go up. Dominic Brown and Shane Victorino have both homered and Cliff Lee hit a sac fly as the Phillies touched up the former World Series MVP for five runs over six innings.
Cliff Lee, on the other hand, has been dominating. Over seven innings he’s allowed just one hit and has extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 30. He’s already pitched two back to back complete game shutouts and with 81 pitches through seven innings, he could be well on his way to another.