Game 76, Mariners at Yankees
Lee vs Hughes, 4:05 pm.
The last time Lee pitched in Yankee Stadium, he threw a complete game, gave up a single unearned run, didn’t walk anyone, and struck out 10. That was Game 1 of the World Series, and perhaps the performance that solidified his place as the premier left-handed pitcher in baseball. He returns to the Bronx in one of his final auditions for other teams – if he pitches well again tonight, it will be almost impossible for his trade value to get any higher.
So, enjoy it. As always, this could be the last time we get to see Cliff Lee pitch in a Seattle uniform. It’s been a treat.
News Item: Josh Bard activated from DL, Eliezar Alfonzo DFA’d. Oh, and welcome back, Russell.
Jack Wilson, SS