Everyone who thought Cliff Lee would be winless by mid-June raise your hands.
I thought so.
Numbers are always deceiving, of course, and no number was more deceiving in Lee's case than the sub-3.00 ERA he carried entering yesterday's game at Camden Yards. With the exception of his scoreless 10-inning wonder at San Francisco, in nearly every game Lee has given up a big hit or two that does him and his mates in. Yesterday, it was a three-run bomb to an eight hole hitter.
Let's not blame Lee for everything, however. The Phillies are phumbling too many balls these days. Defense was once a hallmark of this team but when you have Ty Wigginton , Mini Mart, Hector Luna and Mike Fontenot in the lineup you aren't going to mistake this club for the 1960's-70's Orioles infield of Robinson, Belanger, Johnson and Powell. Heck, you won't confuse them with the 2012 edition of the O's infield and I can't name one of them!!!!
The Phils now have a lock on last place and we'd better get used to it.