High Praise For Drew Smyly…

from Phillies, southpaw, Cliff Lee.

Thanks to my good buddy Nebraskaknows for turning me on to this article from the FREEP.

Phillies’ Cliff Lee says Tigers’ Drew Smyly has figured it out

Drew Smyly has gotten to know Cliff Lee. Both left-handers are from Arkansas, and they have the same agent.

In the days leading up to Lee’s arrival at Comerica Park this weekend with the Phillies, Smyly pitched like Lee at his best.

Entering Friday’s game, Smyly had pitched in 12 straight games without allowing a run, walk or an extra-base hit.

According to Baseball-Reference.com, that’s the longest such streak by a Tigers left-hander since at least 1916.

“That’s pretty impressive,” Lee said Friday. “Throwing strikes and going at them — that’s the point of the game. He’s definitely figuring that out. He’s got what it takes. It’s a matter of getting the reps and sticking with it.”

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