Thursday, June 30, 2011

Brother-Lee Love, by Casey Mitchell

As much as I hate to acknowledge Cliff Lee or his success, I have to give him props on his third straight shutout he recorded on Tuesday. Lee improved to 8-5 with a 2.87 ERA on the season. Lee has been dealing in his last three starts, combining for 27 IP, 12 K and 0 ER over that span. Philadelphia was the first team this year to reach 50 wins, at 51-30. The Phillies team ERA of 3.02 is the best in baseball. You would think being 21 games over .500 this time of year would give you a commanding lead in your division, but the Atlanta Braves are staying close only 4.5 games out. Doc Halladay is continuing his old ways with a 10-3 record and a 2.40 ERA. Halladay also is leading the leauge with 5 complete games, a statistic he has led the majors in 6 of the last 8 seasons. I say let Philidelphia continue their hot streak, but by the time October comes around, San Francisco will be waiting to knock them off for a second straight season!

Wednesday's top story at Wimbledon was Roger Federer getting eliminated after a two-set lead over Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, in the quarterfinals. If Federer would have won, it would have been the first time since 1995 that the semifinals at Wimledon consisted of the top for seeds.
Other news at Wimbledon was Rafael Nadal playing through a foot injury to beat Mardy Fish on Wednesday. Nadal later stated, "My foot is not fine, but I'm in the semifinals and that's all that maters." Wimbledons semifinals now consist of Rafael Nadal, Novac Djokavic, Andy Murray, and Jo-Wilfred Tsonga.

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