On this, the anniversary of America’s birth, the Gods of Fate and Justice and the American Way bestowed upon one of the great sons of their soil the gift of run support.

The gift of home runs and outward displays of Metsitude, guiding the benevolent hands of Chase Utley and the one they call Chooch to clout notable home runs, compelling these warriors to commit acts of greatness in the name of Clifton Phifer Lee.

Uncle Sam waved his stars and bars and ensured that, on the greatest and most American day of the year, Cliff Lee would get a win.

8.0 innings, 7 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts. ONE WIN.

Congrats, Cliff. Today, you are America.