Although he improved to only 4-6 with tonight's 3-0 win over the Cardinals, Cliff Lee, the A.L.'s reigning Cy Young, has pitched very well this season.
Especially, if you ignore his first two starts when he allowed a whopping 11 runs in only 10 innings.
Despite his shaky start to the season, Lee has now lowered his ERA to 2.88 after tonight's three-hit shutout. And he got it done in only 93 pitches.
Excluding his first two starts, Lee's ERA is 2.20.
Except for the run support and blip early in the season, it's as though Lee has picked up from where he left off in 2008.