With runners in scoring position this season entering Friday, Lee is 35-for-104 (.337) with one homer and 45 RBIs. With the Marlins, he's 16-for-36 (.444) with one homer and 25 RBIs in those situations.
"I guess [my] concentration level goes up," said Lee, who doubled home a run with two outs in the first inning on Friday night. "It shouldn't be that way, but it works that way for me. Particularly, maybe I concentrate a little more on staying inside the ball, [hitting to] the middle of the field."
Lee said it would be nice to have that heightened concentration level every time he came to the plate, and his teammates have made a tongue-in-cheek suggestion about how to achieve it.
"I try to," Lee said. "But it doesn't work that way. Even my teammates say they will put mannequins on the bases."