Cole Hamels and David Price squared off this afternoon in the first game of a double-header. Friday's game was washed out, pushing a game back to 6:35 tonight, and starting this game 30 minutes early.
It was a scoreless battle between the Phils and Rays until the sixth inning when Jimmy Rollins jacked a solo homer to left field, putting the Phils on the board.
Cole Hamels would pitch an excellent seven innings this afternoon. He allowed just three hits and walked three while striking out seven. He tossed 111 pitches, 71 for strikes.
This is where it gets ugly. Antonio Bastardo has been superb this season, and has really been a solid set-up or seventh inning man. This has been his only exception.
After walking Elliot Johnson and B.J. Upton, Carlos Pena went deep to right field to score three, putting the Rays up 3-1. Chad Qualls would pitch 2/3 of a scoreless inning afterwards.
David Price was taken out after seven innings and was replaced by Burke Badenhop. In the bottom of th...