Cliff Lee cruised through three scoreless rehab innings tonight at Single-A Clearwater, before apparently struggling in his fourth and final inning.
Cliff Lee ran into problems in the 4th, mostly bad defense. Final line: 4 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 K. #phillies
— Scott Ciglinsky (@ScottCiglinsky) July 10, 2014
Still, giving up three earned runs in one innings isn’t necessarily encouraging.
That said, tonight’s start could have gone better, but just throwing pitches is the important thing that came out of tonight’s start, and apparently because of an outfielder losing a ball in the lights, Lee threw plenty of those.
According to Ciglinsky, Lee will pitch again Monday for the Threshers. Being that there doesn’t appear to be any red flags coming from tonight’s start, it appears Lee will return late in the week for the Phillies.