October 12, 2010 -- ALDS Game Five -- Bottom of the 9th inning - 2 outs -- Tex 5 - TB 1
BJ Upton pops up a 0-0 pitch. Clifton Phifer Lee points up, pounds his glove, and walks toward Benji Molina. He doesn't even look back to see Elvis squeeze it. He just jumps into Molina's arms and gets tackled by the rest of the team. Complete game. 6 hits. 1 run. 0 walks. 11 strikeouts. And the Rangers first postseason series win in franchise history.
Cliff Lee threw an absolute gem that night. He was in control from pitch #1 through pitch #120 (89 for strikes). He was only in a Rangers uniform for half a year, but how magical was that ride?
According to Ken Rosenthal, the former Cy Young Award winner's agent doesn't "anticipate him playing" any longer.
So long, Cliff, and thanks for some great Rangers baseball memories.