Think there will be a game tonight? Yeah, me neither. Here's some stuff to chew on today.
Idiots of the Week:
The award goes to the two tools who interfered with Hunter Pence's double Sunday in Miami. Not because they interfered. Not even because the one tool said, "“The Phillies are 45 games over .500. Get over it.” No, they win the award because they had a "Man's Weekend in Miami." Check out the video of these losers HERE. At the one minute mark, the fat loser describes their plan to go to Miami for a "Man's Weekend." Not being of the ilk, I don't know what a "Man's Weekend" is, but from what I hear, Miami seems like a good place to do it. I read the plot of "The Birdcage" on Wikipedia. I know Miami.
To make the playoffs - 7
To win the NL East - 16
Cliff Lee Stats:
You can read the article from ESPN.com, but here are the hilights:
He’s just the third Phillies pitcher in the past 50 years to throw at least six shutouts in a season (Steve Carlton and Jim Bunning).
He's the fifth National League lefty with six shutouts and 200 strikeouts in a season in the Expansion Era (Carlton, Sadecki, Veale, Koufax).
The last pitcher with six shutouts in a season was Randy Johnson in 1998.
Lee has 11 scoreless starts of at least seven innings pitched, the most since John Tudor and Dwight Gooden both had 11 such starts in 1985. The last pitcher to have MORE than 11 in one season was Bob Gibson (13 in 1968).
The last major league pitcher with two scoreless innings streaks of at least 29 ⅔ innings in the same season was Don Sutton in 1972 (29 ⅔ and 35).