The slogan on the new T-shirts the Phillies were sporting around the clubhouse on Monday afternoon was perfect. Too perfect given the way Monday night’s 12-2 win over the Marlins unfolded at Citizens Bank Park.

On the front of the shirt was a big picture of Cliff Lee’s face his hair sweaty and disheveled sporting a few days of growth on his face with an intense look.

Beneath the picture read the phrase “I’m Different.”

Yes Lee’s teammates know him all too well.

Lately Lee’s performances on the mound have been extraordinary but Monday night’s was extraordinarily different. See not only did Lee pitch eight innings for the third game in a row to go with a season-high 14 strikeouts to earn his 14th win of the season but he also went 3 for 4 with four RBIs and the first triple of his career.

Afterwards manager Ryne Sandberg said all Lee could talk about was his triple.

“Oh yeah. He couldn't be more happy about his hitting” Sandberg said. “We just wanted him to go out and concentrate on his pitching.”

Lee became the first Phillies pitcher to get three hits and four RBIs in a game since a right-hander named “Fidgety” Phil Collins did it in an 11-5 win over the Pirates on July 22 1930. In that one Fidgety Phil slugged two homers which is the way Lee would have preferred to do it rather than hustling around the bases for a stand-up triple.

But that’s all in the game for Lee who doesn’t play like the typical pitcher. He runs the bases hard hustles down the line on sacrifice bunts and makes plays in the field like the one in the second inning when Chase Utley scooped the ball out of his glove to Lee’s bare hand to narrowly rob Logan Morrison of an infield single.

Though he says he’d rather trot around the bases and back to the dugout Lee isn’t bashful about being a real baseball player as opposed to just a pitcher.