Phils Take Game 1 With Lee’s Complete Game

The Phillies got off to a great start with a 6-1 win in game 1 of the World Series against the Yankees.  P8195426 Lee.jpgCliff Lee was a magician on the mound, going the distance and not allowing any earned runs.  The 1 Yankees run came on a Jimmy Rollins error.  Lee dominated; he struck out 10 batters and looked like a giddy kid tossing a little league game, running in and out of the dugout and fielding balls with youthful nonchalance.  A few waves of the Lee magic wand, and the Yanks were sunk.

A few waves of Chase Utley’s bat worked a little magic as well.  Utley hit 2 home runs off CC Sabathia, putting the Phillies up 2-0 in the 6th inning, with the first homer coming in the 1st inning.  The pitching duel continued until Raul Ibanez knock 2 runs in with a single in the 8th to pad the lead.  The Phillies added 2 more runs in the 9th on singles by Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard.  Victorino was thrown out at the plate right after Rollins scored, but the score was 6-0 at that point so the aggressive move to send Victorino made sense.

The Phillies have now taken the Home Field advantage away from the Yankees and silenced doubters who thought the Yanks would walk all over this team.  Clearly, the Yankees have some trouble in their bullpen which will be an advantage for the Phillies who did a great job working Sabathia’s pitch count up to get to their pen.

In addition, I personally cannot wait to see what the New York media decides to post after this loss. 

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Before the series began, the NY media took shots at the Phillies and their players that resembled high school bullying. 

This cover of Shane Victorino is just one example of how New York is taking this team way too lightly.  Shane thought it was funny but ultimately, it is irresponsible journalism, if you can even call it journalism.  But that is fine; the Phillies showed them what this team is made of.  They should be afraid….very afraid.

Game 2  is tonight with Pedro Martinez  on the mound!  Another media spectacle, for sure, but it will be a very entertaining game.  Go Phillies!!!  And for the Cliff Lee fans….Go PhilLEEs!!!!!

Lee photo by Jenn

 

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6 Comments

The Post is about as far from journalism as baseball is from football. That is funny though… make ‘em eat their words! Great Cliff Lee description too. He was nothing short of magical.
–Jeff
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I agree with Jeff. The Post is a tabloid. I wouldn’t take them seriously. And I’m sure there’s been a potshot or two taken at the Yanks in Philly. Lee was spectacular – a magician, just as you said.

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Exactly, that was bs on the part of NY media. And so, eat your words boys. : ) What a game!
Buz – http://buzblog.mlblogs.com/

Jenn,
The NY Post is like the serious Mad Magazine of the NY scene, but it can be interesting at times. But, I have to admit, the magician wrap was well represented last night. I thought the minute you got Cliff Lee he might be a key to getting back to the World Series, and he is totally!
Congrats on Game 1, only 3 more wins needed and you can again toast the success of the Phillies……….Then do it again in the Spring down here in Clearwater, Florida.

Rays Renegade

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This is one of the most even matchups baseball has viewed in a while.
http://bronx-awesome.mlblogs.com/

Your Phillies are doing well. Congratulations! I wish Cliff Lee and Chase Utley were wearing Dodger blue.
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