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There were many positives for the Phillies in last night’s 7-2 win over the Rockies. Cole Hamels returned to form and pitched extremely well. John Mayberry Jr. continued his hot streak with 2 extra base hits, including a homer. And Carlos Ruiz had 3 RBI and 2 hits, also including a homer. Even better, the Phillies finally got through a game without committing an error.
But all those positives were overshadowed by some overwhelming negatives. First, the lost of injuries for the Phillies keeps getting scarier. Laynce Nix had a setback in his recovery, possibly reinjuring the same leg. David Herndon underwent Tommy John surgery and is out for the year.
However, the biggest bomb dropped when it was announced before the game that rookie infielder Freddy Galvis would be suspended 50-games for violating the MLB drug policy. He apparently tested positive for a trace amount of clostebol, an anabolic steroid.
Between this year and last, the Phillies have gone from first to worst. They have se...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Cole Hamels pitched eight innings, picked up his 10th win.
The Phillies started out their 10 game home stand the right way defeating the Colorado Rockies 7-2. Cole Hamels looked fantastic on the mound tonight going eight innings while only allowing two runs and six hits. Hamels also had seven strikeouts, which puts him one away from 100.
Hollywood Hamels Spotlight –
• Hey, Ladies: What’s in Cole Hamels’ pants?
• Harry Reid: “Clown question, bro.”
• Brooklyn Nets Dancers: Only 1 Brooklyn chick!
• Goodbye, Ochocinco; #85 going back to Johnson
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• Wood: Obviously Have Sex With Georgia Salpa
• Hottest Chick With A Crazy Ass Name: Reka
• Bro, you really have a 100-pound scrotum...
Cole Hamels recently emerged from his downward spiral to lift the Philadedlphia Phillies. However, the pressure on each starter has different reasons and 1 main one. Why did they all falter around the same time?
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Penthouse Occupancy for the 7-6 triumph: 5
During his last four starts, Cole Hamels often looked like an agitated pitcher who seemed a little bit out of sorts. So in the second inning on Tuesday night -- after the left-hander walked opposing pitcher Josh Outman with one out -- there was a sense that it was happening again. At that point, Hamels retreated from the mound and visibly took a deep breath. "You learn...
This series between the Phillies and Rockies is going to show us either of these things:
1. The Phillies are going to be able to beat the Rockies two games to one or even better.
2. The Phillies will lose to the Rockies two games to one or even worse.
3. The Phillies and Rockies will play some pretty bad baseball.
The Rockies are 25-40 this season, six wins less than the Phillies...
Of all the selfless acts that celebrities and athletes do in the name of charity, perhaps none should be admired more than the way their image can take a hit for a good cause. Then again, maybe Cole Hamels just likes to dress like this. Hamels sported a variety of outfits during the third annual All-Star Celebrity Fashion Show on Monday night in Philadelphia, held by Shane Victorino...
Cole Hamels, with some help from the offense, wins his tenth start of the season, as the Phils begin their ten-game home stand on a good note as they defeated the Rockies, 7-2.
The Rockies took the lead in the first as, with a runner on second, and with one man out, Tyler Colvin hits an RBI single, knocking in Eric Young, who had started the game off with a single, then stole second...
Cole Hamels threw eight sharp innings, John Mayberry Jr. and Carlos Ruiz hit two-run homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Tuesday night.
The last-place Phillies started a 10-game homestand with just their fourth win in 16 games.
The Rockies are 1-11 since June 4.
Hamels (10-3) allowed two runs and six hits, striking out seven. He improved...
On Monday evening, the 2012 Shane Victorino Foundation Fashion Show gala event was held and I am sure a grand time was had by one and all as funds were raised for the Philadelphia Phillies outfielder’s esteemed charitable foundation. Several of Victorino’s Phillies teammates and their spouses were in attendance, but perhaps no two individuals [...]
Philadelphia Phillies (31-37) vs. Colorado Rockies (25-40)
Cole Hamels (9-3, 3.34) vs. Josh Outman (0-2, 8.44)
Time: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: PHL 17
Weather: 79, partly cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Updates: Freddy Galvis has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performance enhancing substance… Ruben Amaro Jr. stated that David Herndon has visited...
Clearly, one deep-in-the-game arm is Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies. How does Miami compare after their ace has worked? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
The Phils return to Citizens Bank Park, still reeling from being swept at the hands of the Blue Jays, to start a ten-game home stand, starting with three games with the Rockies. After going 3-6 in three three-game series against the Orioles, the Twins and the Blue Jays, the Phils hope to be able to right the ship as it comes closer to the all-star break.
The Phils (31-37, 5th East...
David Herndon had Tommy John Surgery this afternoon. Freddy Galvis was suspended 50 games after testing positive for PED's. Laynce Nix suffered a set-back thanks to a strained left calf today. Michael Stutes needs surgery on his shoulder to figure out what's wrong.
Needless to say, this win tonight was much needed with all of the bad new going around the Phillies organization...
There has been a lot of talk amongst Phillies fans that this just may be one of those seasons. It happens from time to time. Even the best teams in baseball, or sports in general for that matter have a bad season.
With the myriad of issues that have faced these Phillies, when you get right down to it, it could be far worse.
Now I am among the people who have been saying that this...