Cole Hamels has been one of the few bright spots during the Philadelphia Phillies' disappointing season.
The left-hander looks to end his season on a positive note Sunday when the Phillies conclude their road series with the Miami Marlins.
Though Philadelphia (79-79) will miss the playoffs for the first time in six years, Hamels (16-6, 3.11 ERA) set a career high for wins Tuesday after he allowed three runs and seven hits in five innings of a 6-3 victory over Washington. Hamels is 5-0 with a 2.73 ERA in nine starts since losing to the Nationals on Aug. 2.
"He's had a big year for us," manager Charlie Manuel told the Phillies' official website. "I don't know where we'd be without him."
Hamels posted a 5.21 ERA while losing his first three starts against the Marlins this season before he tossed a seven-hitter during a 4-0 win at Miami on Aug. 13.
He looks to help the Phillies take this set after they snapped a three-game skid with a 9-5 win Saturday. Jimmy Rollins had three hits ...