Cliff Lee Had Himself A Ballgame

For any professional hitter, going 3-for-4 with a triple and four runs batted in is a heck of a night. It’s an unforgettable night if you’re a pitcher. Prior to last night’s game against the Marlins, only three Phillies had logged three hits and four RBI in a game this season: Delmon Young, Ryan Howard, and Domonic Brown, all in June. Brown was the only one to also triple. Starter Cliff Lee joined the club last night with an RBI single in the third, a two-run triple in the fifth, and another RBI single in the seventh. The only Phillies pitchers with three hits and four RBI in one game previously were Phil Collins in 1930 and Jack Scott in 1927. Lower the threshold to three RBI and Randy Wolf was the only pitcher with three hits and three RBI dating all the way back to 1977.

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