Starting pitcher Cliff Lee #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies throws a pitch against the Colorado Rockies in Game One of the NLDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Citizens Bank Park on October 7, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)more pics »
Starting pitcher Cliff Lee
didn't need a closer in the final innings as the Philadelphia Phillies reminded the Colorado Rockies why they're World Series champions. He finished the game himself, wrapping up all 9 innings in an impressive 113 pitches where only 1 run was earned on 6 hits. Cliff Lee (Getty Images)
Cliff Lee was undeterred by winds that delayed the game several times and sent the flag poles swaying. As a recent acquisition, Lee proved himself valuable to his new Philadelphia teammates. He was picked up in July in a trade with the Cleveland Indians. His Major League win/loss record is 88-48 with a career ERA of 3.90.
Wednesday marked Lee's first start in a post-season game, which perhaps motivated him to give a banner performance. (More from the New York Times