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Phillies Nation Perfect Season: Cliff Lee continues dominant stretch


Every day until Opening Day arrives, Phillies Nation will take a daily look back at a regular-season victory from that particular day in history that you can watch in full in lieu of live Phillies baseball. Think of it is as your daily Phillies watch recommendation.

June 22, 2011 – Phillies 4, Cardinals 0

Cliff Lee had a dominant 2011 season. (Brian Michael/PhilliesNation)

For the second consecutive start, Cliff Lee was near-untouchable.

Just six days after two-hitting the Florida Marlins, Lee again pitched the whole way without allowing a single run. The Cardinals reached base just seven times on the day, as Lee won his fourth consecutive start in the midst of a dominant stretch.

On the offensive side, Jimmy Rollins started the damage in the top of the fourth against former teammate Kyle Lohse, smacking a home run to lead off the inning and give the Phillies a 1-0 lead. They added two more in the inning on a Chase Utley single followed by a Ryan Howard home run, giving Lee plenty of room to pitch them to a victory.

With this start, Lee became the first Phillie since Corey Lidle in 2004 to pitch a complete-game shutout in back-to-back starts. His ERA throughout June to this point was a miniscule 0.27, and would only improve in his next start against the Boston Red Sox.

Phillies Lineup

  1. Jimmy Rollins, shortstop
  2. Shane Victorino, center field
  3. Chase Utley, second base
  4. Ryan Howard, first base
  5. Placido Polanco, second base
  6. Ben Francisco, left field
  7. Domonic Brown, right field
  8. Carlos Ruiz, catcher
  9. Cliff Lee, pitcher

Cardinals Lineup

  1. Ryan Theriot, shortstop
  2. Jon Jay, center field
  3. Matt Holliday, left field
  4. Lance Berkman, first base
  5. Yadier Molina, catcher
  6. Andrew Brown, right field
  7. Daniel Descalso, third base
  8. Kyle Lohse, pitcher
  9. Pete Kozma, second base

You can watch the full game down below or by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put in “PHI AT SLN – June 22, 2011” into the search bar and click on the video.

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