Cliff Lee – Greatest Post-Season Pitcher Ever?
The list is a short one.
Jack Morris. John Smoltz. Bob Gibson. Whitey Ford. Curt Schilling.
These men are arguabley THE LIST…complete and immaculate. The greatest starting pitchers in playoff history. The question is…does Cliff Lee not only belong on this list…is he the headliner?
In 7 career post season starts Lee is an awe inspiring 6-0 with a 1.44 ERA, with 54 K’s in 56 IP. He capped off the first round of the 201o playoffs by striking out 21 in 16 innings pitched and walking no one. And he’s given a grand total of 6 free passes in those 7 starts. He is considered by many the one and only reason the Rangers have a shot at beating the Yankees if they can get back to Texas for games 6 and 7 in the ALCS as Lee will be there to take the mound late in the series and possibly shut down the mighty Bombers.
He has a lot of career left…and maybe a lot of 2010 post-season. But the question is…does Cliff Lee belong on that short list…or is he already there and poised to take the number one spot in that incredible rotation?
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