OK, so it was a minor-league game. But, still, any time a pitcher goes six innings, doesn’t allow a run or a walk and strikes out nine, it’s pretty impressive.

That’s what Cliff Lee did to a group of upper-level Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands Monday afternoon at Carpenter Complex.

“I felt good,” Lee said. “I didn’t walk anyone. They didn’t score. I like both of those.”

Lee got to skip a 90-minute bus ride through Tampa traffic and out to Disney World, where the varsity Phillies played the Braves, because Phillies officials wanted to take a look at some other pitchers in the feature game.

Lee will get to see the Braves during the first week of the regular season in Atlanta. He will pitch one of the first three games, though he’s not yet sure which one. When the assignments come out, he will likely pitch the third game as the Phils try to split him and fellow lefty Cole Hamels in the rotation. Hamels will start the opener.

It didn’t hurt that Atlanta’s hitters weren’t able to get a look at Lee two weeks before facing him for real.

Jimmy Rollins played shortstop behind Lee. He was 0 for 1 with a walk and run scored.

Minor-league rightfielder Leandro Castro made a sensational running catch in foul territory in support of Lee. Castro hauled in the ball and ran into the fence.

“It was a great play, especially with the wind and fence right there,” Lee said. “That was good, no matter what level you're in.”