Last June, Cliff Lee could do no wrong.

This June, he could do no right.

Lee's month from hell ended Friday night the way so many others did – in defeat. In his worst start of a disappointing season, he failed to get out of the fifth inning as he and the Phillies suffered a 6-2 loss to the Miami Marlins.

The Phils are a season-worst seven games under .500.

They are 10 games behind first-place Washington in the NL East, the most they've been back since the end of the 2006 season.

A season after finishing third in the NL Cy Young voting, Lee is winless and the Phils are 3-10 in his 13 starts.

This season has become one bad dream.

"For the whole team it has been," Lee said. "We've been in last place all season. I don't think anyone is happy with the way things have gone, as a group, and definitely for me individually."

Lee finished the month of June 0-3 and gave up 22 earned runs in 32 1/3 innings for an ERA of 6.02.

Last June, he went 5-0 and allowed one earned run in 42 innings for an ERA of 0.21.

Lee's struggles have mirrored the entire starting rotation's this month. The Phils are 9-18 in June. Their starting pitchers have a 5.04 ERA in the month. Oh, yeah, and the month still has one more day. This team had plenty of concerns coming into the season. Starting pitching was not one of them. But with Roy Halladay on the disabled list and Lee giving up at least five runs in his last three starts, it is now.