Last night Cliff Lee threw 8.2 scoreless innings and Ryan Madson came in to get the final out as the Phillies shut out the Reds.
It was the 19th time this season the Phillies have held their opponent scoreless, which is the most in baseball this year:
Phillies 19 Rangers 16 Dodgers 15 Braves 14 Rays 13
And here’s a list of the most shutouts in a season during the past 20 years:
Braves 1992 24 Braves 1998 23 Phillies 2010 21 Pirates 1992 20 Padres 2007 20 Padres 2010 20
At their current pace the Phillies will end up with 23 shutouts, which would be the most since Atlanta had 24 in 1992. That team had John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Steve Avery, and Charlie Leibrandt in the rotation and lost to the Blue Jays in the World Series. And then that offseason they signed Greg Maddux away from the Cubs.