Thursday, December 16, 2010
by Jess Estremera
As Mets fan prepare for battle this season against rival Philadelphia, it’s time we take a clinical look at the latest Philly team addition, Cliff Lee.
Those of us who watched the 2010 World Series caught a glimpse of Cliff Lee’s pitching vulnerability. World Series MVP, Edgar Renteria spotted it as he hit the 3-run blast off of Lee that would make the SF Giants world champions.
The 32- year old left-hander is now entering his 10th career season in the majors. Lee has had three strained abdominal muscles since 2003. While he was with Seattle, early in the 2010 season, Lee was sidelined with a strained abdomen that caused him to miss the first weeks of the season while placed on the 15 day disabled list. The two additional injuries happened in spring training when he was with Cleveland and put Lee out for six weeks.