Tonight's game marks the official start to the unofficial second half of the baseball season. The Phillies have to come out swinging, lest the team be reduced to a smoldering pile of rubble with a "For Sale" sign on it. Ok, not really. But the Phillies could certainly use a win right out of the gate to quiet some of the chatter that inevitably results from all the midseason/All-Star Break navel-gazing. And building some momentum wouldn't be the worst thing, would it?
And who better to take the ball for the Phillies than newly minted one-game winner Cliff Lee! He squares off against Christian Friedrich, who [insert interesting fact here]. Fascinating, right!?
I invite you to discuss the game below.
#33 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
Aug 30, 1978
|2012 - Cliff Lee||1-5||15||14||0||0||0||0||97.1||96||43||43||10||20||98||3.98||1.19|
#53 / Pitcher / Colorado Rockies
Jul 08, 1987
|2012 - Christian Friedrich||4-6||13||12||0||0||0||0||64.2||82||46||43||10||22||62||5.98||1.61|