We're talking rubber match, and Cliff Lee, on this beautiful Sunday in Philadelphia.
Game chat: Vance Worley (6-7, 3.83) tries to rebound from his shortest start of the season when the Phillies wrap up their series with Lance Lynn (13-5, 3.52) and the Cardinals. First pitch is 1:35. Meanwhile, Saturday night proved to be more of the same for Cliff Lee and the struggling offense as sinkerballer Jake Westbrook took it to the Phils in a 4-1 defeat. Lee, who has been nothing short of a disappointment this season even though he receives generally less scrutiny than other stars, has yet to win at home and has yet to rattle off a dominant run of starts the way he did last summer. In Lee, the Phils were counting on a Cy Young caliber effort and he hasn't delivered anything close. Dating back to Game 2 of the NLDS, it's time for the Phillies to start asking "What have you done for me lately?"
Meanwhile, the offense has yet to discover its post trade-deadline identity. Saturday night was rough as Westbrook pitched his type of game.