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ATLANTA -- Two days after signing a six-year, $144 million contract extension, Cole Hamels (11-5) walked a career-high six batters in five innings -- his shortest outing of the season -- and the Braves beat the Phillies 6-1 in the first game of a three-game weekend series between the long-time National League East division rivals. Brian McCann, the next to last batter Hamels faced, whacked a three-run home run to center field in the bottom of the fifth to put the Braves up 5-1. Martin Prado drove in another run on a single off reliever Jeremy Horst in the sixth. Ben Sheets (3-0) allowed his first run as a Braves' starter with the game only two minutes old, giving up a lead-off single to Jimmy Rollins, then a run-scoring double to Shane Victorino. But Sheets got even when he came to bat with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second; his ball, bobbled by Mike Fontenot at third, squirted into left, allowing Freddie Freeman to score. Then with the bases still loaded, Micha...
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In a game the Phillies had to win, Cole Hamels and the Phillies offense faltered in a 6-1 Braves win.
In five innings, Hamels gave up five runs, three earned, struck out seven but walked six in five innings.
The defense was shaky, as with two outs in the second, as Mike Fontenot let a ground ball tie him up and the Braves went ahead 2-1.
With two out in the bottom of the 5th, Brian...
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ATLANTA -- Two days after signing a six-year, $144 million contract extension, Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels walked a career-high six batters in five innings -- his shortest outing of the season. That played a big part in the Atlanta Braves beating Hamels and the Phillies 6-1 in the first game of a three-game weekend series between the long-time National League East...
Final: Phillies 1, Braves 6.
WP: Ben Sheets (3-0, 0.50 ERA)
LP: Cole Hamels (11-5, 3.31 ERA)
Cole Hamels's first start since signing his 6-year extension did not go quite as one would expect. He allowed five runs to cross the plate over just five innings pitched, while walking a career-high six batters.
The Phillies could not pull off a late-innings heroic comeback for their...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Brian McCann hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels and Ben Sheets continued his impressive comeback to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 on Friday night.
Hamels (11-5), making his first start since signing a six-year, 144 million contract on Wednesday, set a career high with six walks in his shortest start of the season. He allowed five runs...
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Cole Hamels made his first start tonight since signing his six-year contract extension. He's coming off a loss against the Giants in which he allowed five runs on ten hits. This wouldn't be a much better start in Atlanta.
The Phillies scored first off of Ben Sheets. Sheets has made two starts this season for the Braves, and he did not allow a run to score in those...
With Cole Hamels’ newly signed contract extension (six years, $144M), the Phillies now have $128M tied up in salary next season for just seven players - Hamels, Roy Halladay, Ryan Howard, Cliff Lee, Jonathan Papelbon, Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley. CBS Sports baseball columnist Jon Heyman reportsthat the Phillies do not plan to trade 33-year old pitcher Cliff...
According to CBS Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the Phillies plan to keep their rotation anchored by Cole Hamels, Roy Halladay, and Cliff Lee next year.
Hamels' contract made many fear the team would need to clear salary via a Cliff Lee trade. Rest easy.
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Tuesday, 7:05 - Cliff Lee v. Steve StasburgWednesday, 7:05 - Vance Worley v. Edwin JacksonThursday, 7:05 - Cole Hamels v. Ross DetwilerThe Phils are 16.5 games out of first in the NL East and 13 games back of the second Wild Card. So instead of predicting these meaningless game, let's focus on the Trade Deadline as the Phils should be active in the market today.- Recent reports...