When Cliff Lee is dealing there is very little opposing batters can do about it. That's exactly what happened Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park. The veteran lefty pitched eight innings for the second consecutive game to record his 13th win of the season as the Phillies doubled up the Padres 4-2.
Padres starter Eric Stults threw well enough to win on most nights, giving us just two earned runs in six innings, but he was no match for the former Cy Young Award winner.
The night wasn't a total loss for the Padres. Tommy Medica homered in just his second career at bat, a 405-foot shot off of Lee. Jedd Gyorko also hit one out of the park, his 18th of the season. He's now tied for second on the team's all-time single season home run record for rookies, trailing only Nate Colbert (24 in 1969).
The rubber game of the series is Thursday night in Philadelphia.