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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Game 55: Lee is demolished (34-21)

Nothing to say about the manager in this game. Cliff Lee was smoked by the Nationals' offense, and he continued to show a lack of control. He has now walked more batters this year than all of last year, and the overreaction will begin. Opposing batters have a .344 BABIP against Lee this year, a clear sign that Lee has run into some bad luck. Pessimists will say Lee's control problems are a cause for concern, but Lee's walk-rate is still below his career average this season. Also, his strikeouts are through the roof this year. Unless Lee is injured, there is zero cause for concern.

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