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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 McCann took a 1-0 offering from Hamels for a three-run home run.
The loss drips the Phillies to 45-55, ten games below .500.
At this point, the best the Phillies could hope for is a series win.
Hamels battled throughout the game, striking out seven, but the walks, the errors and the McCann home run provided too much for the Phillies to overcome.
Hamels this week signed a $144, six-year contract earlier this week, after he had been rumored to be trade bait.
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Cole Hamels was the first name on the to-do list for the Philadelphia Phillies. Is he the only player who had an expiring contract that will return?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many season-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats. If you were directed here...
Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels had long been the subject of speculation of where he would end up spending the 2013 season. In the end, however, there was one place that he really wanted to end up. "It's very hard to leave a place you've had so many great memories and have been able to enjoy so much good, and you know there's so much more good to...
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the...
Cole Hamels toes the rubber tomorrow night for the Philadelphia Phillies, which will be the first of many memories. Does Atlanta have pitching problems and a streaky offense?
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I will publish after every battle that is not washed out. I will have many season-long highlights of puzzle pieces, especially important after drubbings and defeats...
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...
When Ruben Met Cole
A classic fairy tale ending by Michael Baumann of Crashburn Alley.
My alternate “Jerry Maguire” ending:
INTERIOR LOCKER ROOM - NIGHT
Ruben enters. Cole Hamels is seated in front of his locker toward the back of the room.
Ruben: Hello. I’m looking for my ace.
Cole stands up, robbed of words. Stunned, he does not move.
Ruben: Alright. If...
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...
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...
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, three earned...
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Watch the Philadelphia Phillies closely this weekend.
The Phillies, who have won four straight and eight of 11, might finally be getting hot.
And on Friday night, they begin a three-game series in Atlanta with left-hander Cole Hamels making his first start since agreeing to a six-year, $144 million extension.
Will the series determine whether the Phillies are buyers or sellers...