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Lee Pummeled In Loss

Marlins 6, Phillies 2
WP – Josh Johnson (5-5, 3.60)
LP – Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13)

MIAMI — It’s going to be hard for Cliff Lee to get his first win of the season if he continues to pitch poorly.

The Phillies left-hander, without a win in the first three months of the season, was shelled for six runs in the Phillies 6-2 loss to the Marlins on Friday. The outing bumped Lee’s ERA up to a dismal 4.13.

Lee didn’t make it past the 5th inning, giving up six runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out three. According to Todd Zolecki, Cliff Lee has an 8.64 ERA in his last three starts, and a 5.68 ERA in his last eight starts.

In fact, the Phillies are 3-1o in games Lee has started this season, showing that he hasn’t exactly put them in a good position to win 10 of those games.

Hunter Pence drove in the only two Phillies runs, a solo homer in the 4th and an RBI single in the 9th.

HR: Pence (15).

Boxscore.

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