Originally posted on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 6/13/12
Yes I said miracle. It's that bad right now that the Phillies need a miracle to show some signs that they are not cellar dwellers. The Phillies have dropped from 2 1/2 games out of first to 9 1/2 in just ten games. Not to mention they have lost 9 out of their last 10 games to sink five games under the .500 mark. Last night the offense looked alive against the Twins' pitching, but it was the Phils' starting pitching and shakey bullpen that proved no avail for the Phillies. It is getting really bad and if there is any sign of a hopefull needle in the large haystack of injuries and mediocre play, it's Cole Hamels. Cole Hamels (8-3, 2.93 ERA) has been one of the game's best pitchers this season, but has hit a rocky stretch in his past three starts. Hamels is 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA in his last three and he has been allowing a lot of multi-run and lead blowing home runs. In his last start, on Thursday against the Dodgers, Hamels allowed three earned on six hits over six innings. Hamels stru...
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