Monday, July 2, 2012
Watching Cliff Lee: Bad luck or bad pitches?
By David Schoenfield
Cliff Lee is still winless. His ERA is up to 4.13. Is he really pitching that poorly? After all, he's 10th in the National League in strikeouts per nine innings and 10th in fewest walks per nine.
Bill Baer watched Lee's game on Sunday, in which Lee got pulled in the fifth inning after allowing 10 hits and six runs. A terrible outing, right? Maybe not. Check out Bill's piece as he reviews some of the key hits in the game. Bill's argument is that Lee was again unlucky -- some groundballs with eyes, some bad routes by outfielders and so on.