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Cliff's Month-Lee Report

Cliff Lee caps off yet another stellar month.

Cliff's Month-Lee Report

(Jae C. Hong/AP)
(Jae C. Hong/AP)

Since the beginning of the 2008 season, Cliff Lee has had seven different months in which he  started at least four times and had an ERA of 2.00 or less:

Month    W-L      ERA    GS  IP H ER    HR    BB    SO    Avg.
June 2011 5-0 0.21 5    42.0    21 1 0 8 29 .173
August 2011   5-0 0.45 5 39.2 23 2 1 8 39 .151
April 2008 5-0 0.96 5 37.2 19 4 1 2 32 .151
June 2010 4-1 1.76 6 51.0 42    10 5 2 36 .222
August 2008 5-0 1.86 5 38.2 36 8 1 7 20 .252
Sept. 2010 2-1 1.93 4 28.0 18 6 1 6 24 .189
Aug. 2009 4-1 2.00 5 36.0 30 8 3 4 38 .226
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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