Lee's past 14 starts put him in rare company

Lee's past 14 starts put him in rare company

Lee's past 14 starts put him in rare company
NEW YORK -- Cliff Lee dominated the Mets on Monday, continuing a trend.

He allowed seven hits, one run, one walk and struck out 10 in eight innings. He is 4-0 with a 1.63 ERA in his last seven starts, improving his record to 6-7 with a 3.27 ERA.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Lee has pitched at least six innings and not walked more than one batter in each of his last 14 starts. That ties Lee for the longest single-season streak of that nature in modern baseball history (since 1900). Christy Mathewson (1908) and Greg Maddux (1997) also made 14 consecutive starts in which they went six or more innings and didn't walk more than one batter.