Entering the 2009 postseason, only four pitchers in playoff history had recorded double-digit strikeouts while issuing zero walks. Cliff Lee has now done it in back-to-back outings. In Game Three of the NLCS, Lee navigated eight innings of shutout baseball while posting 10 strikeouts and zero walks against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lee did it again on Wednesday night in Game One of the World Series, tossing a complete game six-hitter and recording 10 punch outs, with zero free passes, against the potent New York YankeesÆ lineup. The trick had only been turned two times in World Series history before Lee did it. á á Date Series Opponent IP SO/BB Tom Seaver 10/6/1973 NLCS CIN (L, 1-2) 8.1 13/0 Sterling Hitchcock 10/4/1998 NLDS HOU (W. 6-1) 6 1 ...
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