Cliff Lee and the most complete game shutouts since 2000

It was Cliff Lee like we know him last night as the Phillies star either boosted his team or raised his value at the trade deadline.

Lee topped the Marlins last night, 3-0, holding the Fish to just three hits on 115 pitches (85 strikes). Lee is now 5-2 with a 2.48 ERA after allowing just four runs in his last four starts.

Lee now has 12 career blankings, seven with the Phillies.

32 pitchers have 12 career shutouts

Rk SHO From To
1 Ed Willett 12 1906 1915
2 Kaiser Wilhelm 12 1903 1921
3 Ed Whitson 12 1977 1991
4 David Wells 12 1987 2007
5 Jim Tobin 12 1937 1945
6 Greg Swindell 12 1986 2002
7 Spec Shea 12 1947 1955
8 CC Sabathia 12 2001 2013
9 Vern Ruhle 12 1974 1986
10 Eric Rasmussen 12 1975 1983
11 Pat Ragan 12 1909 1923
12 Johnny Niggeling 12 1938 1946
13 Earl Moseley 12 1913 1916
14 Clarence Mitchell 12 1911 1932
15 Erskine Mayer 12 1912 1919
16 Cliff Lee 12 2002 2013
17 Jack Kralick 12 1959 1967
18 Teddy Higuera 12 1985 1994
19 Jack Harshman 12 1952 1960
20 Harry Harper 12 1913 1923
21 Luke Hamlin 12 1933 1944
22 Ed Figueroa 12 1974 1981
23 Dave Ferriss 12 1945 1950
24 Jean Dubuc 12 1908 1919
25 Reggie Cleveland 12 1969 1981
26 Tommy Byrne 12 1943 1957
27 Tom Browning 12 1984 1995
28 Ralph Branca 12 1944 1956
29 Buddy Black 12 1981 1995
30 Ray Benge 12 1925 1938
31 Pedro Astacio 12 1992 2006
32 Kevin Appier 12 1989 2004
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Nine to Know

The most shutouts since 2000

Rk Player # IP H BB SO
1 Roy Halladay 19 Ind. Games 172.0 69 13 132
2 Tim Hudson 13 Ind. Games 117.0 47 17 70
3 CC Sabathia 12 Ind. Games 108.0 50 14 100
4 Cliff Lee 12 Ind. Games 108.0 51 13 78
5 Randy Johnson 12 Ind. Games 108.0 45 12 136
6 Chris Carpenter 12 Ind. Games 108.0 46 10 100
7 Johan Santana 10 Ind. Games 90.0 31 16 78
8 Mark Mulder 10 Ind. Games 91.0 44 15 60
9 A.J. Burnett 10 Ind. Games 87.0 28 32 72
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