Friday, July 31, 2009
The month of June was the exact opposite for the Phillies than the month of July. This month of July saw the Phillies actually put it all together and they started to play like real World Champions. If ever there was a time to start talking about a second World Series appearance, it would be this month.
The Phillies really couldn't be stopped in July. They turned into a wrecking crew that dismantled teams as they went along. As the Phillies play the last game of July, they find that they have won 19 total games and with a win on Friday night, they will set a new mark for wins in July since 1963 when they won 21 games in the month.
Phillies new starter, Cliff Lee, will take the mound in San Francisco for the first time in a Phillies uniform he is wearing number 34 for the Phillies. It's a great day for the Phillies as they have welcomed last year's Cy Young Award winner for the American League onto the ballclub and onto the mound to start tonight.
I watched an interview with Cliff Lee, and he is very excited to be on the Phillies and he said he hopes he can contribute to another trip into the World Series this year with the team. He went on the describe his pitching style and that he likes to come right at hitters and throw some strikes! And with his first batter he has faced in the start on Friday night, was a strikeout!
The view from a fan at the game on Friday night via Twitter: