Friday, August 5, 2011

New Threesome Sinks Giants

Last night three players who were not with the San Francisco Giants in what may well be a preview of this year's NL championship series.  Cliff Lee, who was with the Rangers last year and who perhaps has a little bit of payback in mind for the Giants, shut the Giants out in a complete game win, once again showing the dominant form that gave him a 0.24 ERA in the month of June.  He was backed up by solo home runs by Hunter Pence and John Mayberry in the second inning.  Hunter Pence has demonstrated why the Phillies were willing to give up four prospects, including their two top prospects, to bring him over from Houston to fill the void left by the departure of Jayson Werth.  Pence is batting .360 as a Phillie while showing good power.  Having him batting behind Ryan Howard seems to have also rejuvenated Howard's game.  Meanwhile, John Mayberry has made a serious push to demonstrate that he truly belongs on this roster.  If the Phillies can continue their torrid pace of late,  October could be very interesting for Philadelphia fans.


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