Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/24/12
While the rest of the baseball world waited with baited breath on Wednesday night to see the rematch of Cole Hamels vs. Bryce Harper, the Phillies left-handed starter seemed disinterested in fanning the flames of hype beforehand. "I had nine guys that I had to face, so it wasn't in my mind," Hamels said. Hamels went out and pitched on Wednesday night like he didn't have a care in the world in allowing four hits and striking out eight over eight innings of work as the Phillies snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. Hamels became the first pitcher in the big leagues to seven wins on the season. His seven-game winning streak is the longest of his seven-year major league career. And he is doing this in a campaign where he has been identified as the top free agent available on the pitching market of 2012-13. "Right now, I'm just playing the game as best as I know how," Hamels said. "I'm just taking it one game at a t...
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