Cliff Lee: Phillies' Shutout Machine

Cliff Lee has now tossed consecutive shutouts (June 16 & 22). According to
baseball-reference.com, the last major league pitcher to do that was ...
Roy Halladay (Sept. 25 & 30, 2009) in his last two starts for the Blue Jays.
Before Halladay, the last pitcher to toss two donuts in a row was ...
wait for it ... Roy Oswalt (Sept. 6 & 11, 2008), as an Astro.

Lee is also halfway to the Phillies' team record of four consecutive shutouts,
and one from becoming just the third Phillies pitcher to toss three in a row.

WORLD SERIES YANKEES PITCHERS
Grover Alexander, as a Cardinal, in 1928 World Series (AP).

THREE OR MORE CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUTS BY PHILLIES

Sho     Pitcher Year        Dates
4 Grover Alexander     1911 Sept. 7-13-17-21
3 Grover Alexander 1916 Aug. 9-14-18
3 Robin Roberts 1950 July 22-25-30

ALEXANDER'S FOUR CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUTS (1911)

   (Source: retrosheet.org)

Date Opponent   Score   IP  H   BB   SO
Sept. 7 (G2) at Boston Rustlers    1-0 9 1 0 6
Sept. 13 Brooklyn Superbas 2-0 9 4 2 8
Sept. 17 (G1)     at Cincinnati Reds 6-0 9 5 2 6
Sept. 21 (G1) at Chicago Cubs 4-0 9 4 2 2
   Totals     36   14 6 22

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