Cliff Lee's gem against the Atlanta Braves was cut short by a cramp in his left hamstring. "No big deal," said the lefthander, who says "no big deal" to just about everything.

A couple of months ago, Lee might have had a little salt poured in that cramp. A couple of months ago, nothing went right for Lee and even when he pitched well he seemed to end up with a loss. No run support. Blown leads of his own doing. Trade rumors. This goes wrong, that goes wrong. That's been Lee's season.