Saturday, November 28, 2015

Lee a Giant vs. San Francisco

Cliff Lee has owned the Giants in the regular season.

Lee a Giant vs. San Francisco

Cliff Lee pitched a complete game shutout against the Giants on Thursday in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)
Cliff Lee pitched a complete game shutout against the Giants on Thursday in San Francisco. (Ben Margot/AP)

Cliff Lee has started four regular season games against the Giants in his career, and unleashed a gem each time, including a complete-game shutout Thursday.

At least for now, we will resist the urge to dwell on his postseason numbers (0-2, 6.94) against them.

His regular season starts vs. San Francisco, the first two has a Indian and the last two as a Phillie:

Date Site    Result    IP      H     R    ER    HR    BB    SO
June 12, 2005     San Francisco    W 5-3 7 5 3 1 1 1 4
June 26, 2008 Cleveland W 4-1 8 4 1 1 0 1 11
July 31, 2009 San Francisco W 5-1 9 4 1 1 0 2 6
Aug. 4, 2011 San Francisco W 3-0 9 7 0 0 0 0 8
   Totals (4-0, 0.82)   33 20 5 3 1 4 29
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