Cliff Lee’s stoic look at New York’s Citi Field for the All Star Game 2013 was a classic!
Time waits for no man, that is a popular quote that we’ve heard a lot of the years isn’t it?
Cliff Lee just celebrated his 35th birthday yesterday, and though that isn’t old by any means it is getting up there for a Major League pitcher. Lee is enjoying a great pitching year with the Phillies this year and he seeks his 13th win of the year this afternoon in Chicago.
His pitching ace teammate, Roy Halladay, who is 36, made his second start since he landed back in the big leagues after his shoulder injury was healed. He may have benefited from a couple more starts in the minors before he returned to pitch for the Phils, but Halladay is more than happy to be back on the Phillies but probably upset that he was charged with 5 runs in yesterday’s game that raised his ERA to 7.94 on the season.
The Phils will look for another win this afternoon, as they stormed back to win Sandberg’s return to Chicago 6-5 behind some great efforts from Michael Young, Chase Utley and Kevin Frandsen. Jonathan Papelbon closed the door on the Cubs and the Phils picked up a much needed win, and made Ryne Sandberg a very happy manager.
Here’s a list of the Phillies and their ages at the start of the season, a few players on this roster who we are probably seeing for the last time in their careers this year: