Cliff Lee’s Great September
If not for some poor outfield defense yesterday afternoon against the Mets, Cliff Lee would have walked away for the fourth time in four attempts thus far in September. Instead, he was saddled with a bad luck loss and the Phillies were swept at the hands of their division rivals.
It has come with little fanfare, but Lee’s September has been incredible. Take a look:
In September, Lee has struck out 35 percent of batters and he has walked just one — less than one percent of batters faced! It’s a 41-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
The month-long effort might actually result in some fourth- or fifth-place NL Cy Young award votes for Lee, who is showing no signs of aging at 34 years old.