As the Cliff Lee stand-in gets through the first postseason inning of his career, we’d be remiss not to mention how well Clifton himself pitched today. Here’s his line on the road in a “hostile” Tampa Bay environment:
7 IP, 5 Hits, 1 Run, 0 Walks, 10 Strikeouts, 104 Pitches, 76 Strikes.
Oh and a game one victory for his Texas Rangers. Nelson Cruz and Bengie Molina of all people powered them through to a 5-1 victory. While I don’t condone comparing Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee ever, it’s not against the rules to admire just how good Cliff has been in the postseason.
He’d look good as the fourth starter though RIGHT?!