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Another ND for Cliff Lee

Cliff Lee suffered his 17th no-decision as a Phillie Wednesday.

Another ND for Cliff Lee

Lee was at his absolute best against the Dodgers, allowing just one run and two hits in eight innings. (Reed Saxon/AP)
Lee was at his absolute best against the Dodgers, allowing just one run and two hits in eight innings. (Reed Saxon/AP)

You would think after 60 regular season starts for the Phillies, Cliff Lee would have more than 25 wins to his name, but he doesn't. he is 25-18 as a Phillie.

His 17 no-decisions has a lot to do with that. In those 17 NDs, Lee has a 2.46 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and is holding opponents to a .242 batting average.

Here are Lee's 60 Phillies starts broken down by his role in the outcome:

   
 No.

IP

H

R

ER

  BB

SO

HR

ERA

  WHIP
  Opp.
BA
Wins 25 200.1 131 29 25 32 193 6 1.12 0.81 .187
Losses 18 106.1 148 85 81 22 123 19 6.86 1.60 .327
No-Decisions   17 117.0 105 34 32 20 102 11 2.46 1.07 .241
Totals 60   423.2   384   148   138   74   418    36    2.93 1.08 .242
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