Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lee sharp in complete-game victory over Rockies

Here is what Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee had to say after his complete-game, 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of the NLDS today at Citizens Bank Park:

Lee sharp in complete-game victory over Rockies

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Here is what Phillies lefthander Cliff Lee had to say after his complete-game, 5-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies in Game 1 of the NLDS today at Citizens Bank Park:

“I knew it would be more adrenaline," he said. "But it’s still 60-feet, 6-inches to home plate and it’s still the same strike zone. You gotta throw strikes. You gotta make them swing the bat.

“Today was the biggest game we played so far. Tomorrow’s game is equally important. Every game is equally important. This is what our goal was and what we’re trying to do: win games.

“My past four or five outings I missed and fell behind and got into 3-0 and 3-1 counts. Today I stayed ahead of the count. If you do that consistently, good things are going to happen. I didn’t feel as if I was all over the place the last four or five outings. Instead of four or five pitches to make an adjustment, it took one or two pitches [today].”

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was impressed with both starting pitchers. “[Rockies starter Ubaldo Jimenez] has a lot of talent, he has a big-time arm,” Manuel said. “We created some chances. I felt that we hit the ball very good. It was good to see [Raul] Ibanez and [Jayson] Werth and [Ryan] Howard, too, hitting the ball in the middle of the lineup.
 

“The biggest difference today in [Lee] was that he had a fastball and curve today and he was good with both of them.”

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