Cliff Lee Will Fuck Your Shit Up

Sunday afternoon. Tacoma Rainiers. Cliff Lee made his organizational debut in a rehab assignment.

He was DOMINANT. My God. Against the Salt Lake City Bees, he threw 6 innings of 2-hit no-run ball, mixing speeds and keeping the hitters off-balance all day. AND, he only threw something like 68 pitches on a day where he was scheduled to throw somewhere around 85-90 (I believe). The first hit, in the 4th to break up the perfect game he had going, was a bunt down the first base line where he didn’t even attempt to cover the bag. That just looked like he wanted to pitch a little from the stretch and test out his pick-off move. The other hit wasn’t even a fucking hit; the centerfielder lost the ball in the blinding cloud-cover, but it was ruled a hit anyway.

The Rainiers lost 4-1 in what was otherwise a pretty boring game once Lee left. The only thing I can say about the rest of the team is that we have about 90 middle-infielder types milling about that are all adept with the glove and soft with the bat. Definitely ready at a moment’s notice to step in and ride the pine for the Seattle Mariners. At the moment, Jack Hannahan is about a week or two away from rejoining the team and that couldn’t come soon enough. We NEED someone who can play multiple positions and play them competently.

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