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Welcome Pink Sox!: Red Sox at Phillies Game Thread, June 28, 2011

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How awesome that the Phillies, owners of the best record in baseball, get the honor and privilege of hosting the Mighty Boston Red Sox this week in Philadezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

OK though really, this is the best team the Phillies have played all year, so winning the series would be huge.

The first game's pitching matchup puts two of the game's hottest pitchers, and two of its greatest postseason performers, on display: Cliff Lee for the Phillies versus Josh Beckett for the Red Sox. Beckett, in case you didn't hear, decided he wasn't going to be the Rich Man's Brett Myers this year, and has decided to have a Cy Young worthy season. Cliff Lee, well, he's cruising through June with a 0.27 ERA. A dominant performance tonight would all but lock up National League Pitcher of the Month honors.

Discuss the game below.


Next Game

Boston Red Sox
@ Philadelphia Phillies

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Citizens Bank Park

Josh Beckett vs Cliff Lee

Partly cloudy,rain. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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Cliff Lee

#33 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies

6-3

190

L

L

Aug 30, 1978


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Cliff Lee 8-5 18 16 3 3 0 0 113.0 101 37 36 8 25 114 2.87 1.12





Josh Beckett

#19 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-5

225

R

R

May 15, 1980


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Josh Beckett 6-2 14 14 1 1 0 0 92.0 55 19 19 4 30 79 1.86 .92