Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 8/18/13
Philadelphia Phillies (53-69) vs Los Angeles Dodgers (72-50) Cole Hamels (5-13, 3.65 ERA) vs Ricky Nolasco (9-9, 3.62 ERA) Time: 1:35, Citizens Bank Park TV: PHL 17 Weather: 84, rain possible Media: Twitter and Facebook The Phillies have yet to score a run under new manager Ryne Sandberg as the Dodgers have shut them out in consecutive games and won another series to continue their torrid play. The Dodgers have now won 42 of their last 50 games, which has been done just twice since 1900. Cole Hamels will be pitch for the Phillies looking to continue his recent stretch of quality starts. In his last four starts (31 innings) Hamels has allowed just five earned runs (1.45 ERA) and has gone eight or more innings twice. In that stretch he has lowered his season ERA from 4.16 to 3.65. Lifetime, Hamels is 3-1 with a miniscule 1.64 ERA against the Dodgers. His last time facing them was in 2012, when he tossed six innings and allowed three earned runs. Hanley Ramirez, who is having an MVP ca...
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