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Dodgers-Phillies: NLCS Blowout Win Shouldn’t Lull Philly to World Series Dreams

Published by on October 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

First off let me give kudos to Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee—who pitched an eight-inning shutout in an 11-0 whitewash of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday during Game 3 of the National League Championship Series in Philadelphia.

Lee allowed three hits, struck out 10, and walked none. His 10 strikeouts tied a Phillies playoff record, joining Curt Schlling and Steve Carlton.

He was ahead of hitters and kept play moving, using an array of pitches with such a fast-pace not seen since Carlton.

Last night was heady stuff for Phillies fans. Highlighted by a Ryan Howard triple and Jayson Werth home run, the Phillies posted four runs in the first. They put Dodgers' starter Hiroki Kuroda out of the...

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