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MILWAUKEE -- In an otherwise disappointing season, Cole Hamels has been one of the few bright spots for the Philadelphia Phillies. Since signing a six-year, $144 million contact at the end of July, Hamels has been spectacular, allowing just two earned runs in his last three starts and pitching back-to-back complete-game shutouts. He continued his strong season Saturday, striking out 10 over eight innings in the Phillies' 4-3 victory over the Brewers at Miller Park. Hamels, who had won three previous starts against Milwaukee, cruised into the eighth and appeared to be well on his way to a third consecutive complete game. But Jonathan Lucroy's double, followed by Ryan Braun's 33rd home run of the season, brought Hamels' day to an end, though with a one-run lead. "He pitched really good," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "He used all of his pitches and had great command." Hamels' only tough tests came against Braun, who snapped o...
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Not quite a complete game shutout, but Cole Hamels still dominated in the Phillies 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Their win today puts them in position to split series tomorrow.
ANOTHER SOLID PERFORMANCE FROM HAMELS
-Aramis Ramirez led off the second inning with a home run. In the same inning, the Brewers would get a runner in scoring position with one out. Hamels...
Cole Hamels is in ace form for the Philadelphia Phillies after cranking out another strong performance. Will he be the third member of the staff to earn that hardware?
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Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies have found their secret to success. Unfortunately, they only get to put their plan in action every fifth day. The secret? Run Cole Hamels out to pitch. He’ll either deliver a complete game or get you deep enough to forgo the Phillies’ sieve of a bullpen.
In Cole Hamels last three outings for the Phillies, he has shown exactly why...
By MIKE LIPKA,
STATS EditorThe remarkable run for rookie Mike Fiers finally came to a screeching halt in his most recent start for the Milwaukee Brewers.Cole Hamels is hoping his string of scoreless innings has no end in sight.Coming off back-to-back shutouts, the Philadelphia Phillies left-hander seeks to extend his streak of 22 innings since last allowing a run Saturday night...
The Phillies have gotten off to a very bad start in this weekend series in Milwaukee. Losing the first two games by large deficits, they have just proven what this team is all about: not being able to find a solid groove. Unlike Thursday, last night's game was not a close call loss. Thanks to some horrible defense, Vance Worley and the Phillies fell into a deep hole that they...
Philadelphia Phillies (54-63) at Milwaukee Brewers (53-64)
Cole Hamels (13-6, 2.91) vs. Mike Fiers (6-5, 2.63)
Time: 7:10, Miller Park
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 70
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The Phillies dropped two straight to the Brewers, and will look to end their three-game losing streak. The bullpen has been the problem for the Phillies in the last two games...
Not much has gone right for the Phillies this year. But at least we know that when Cole Hamels takes the mound, they at least have a shot at a win. After dropping 3 straight, the Phillies collected a win last night over the Brewers, thanks in large part to Hamels.
Hamels cruised through 7 2/3 innings allowing only 1 run until 1 bad pitch in the 8th ran him out of the game. The Ryan...
Final: Phillies 4, Brewers 3.
WP: Cole Hamels (14-6, 2.94 ERA) LP: Mike Fiers (6-6, 2.90 ERA) SV: Jonathan Papelbon (27)
Cole Hamels had another stellar start tonight in Milwaukee, despite giving up a late two-run home run to Ryan Braun that pulled the Brewers to within one run late in the game. He lasted seven and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits, one walk, and three...
Another beauty of an outing from Cole Hamels tonight helped snap a three-game losing streak for the Phillies.
The Phillies got ahead to a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-run dinger by John Mayberry, Jr. which scored Laynce Nix. To follow, Erik Kratz sent a monster home run into the second deck seats in left field. Those back-to-back homers gave the Phils a 3-0 lead.
John Mayberry Jr. and Erik Kratz hit back-to-back home runs and Cole Hamels tied a season high with 10 strikeouts to help the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3 Saturday night.
Hamels (14-6) gave up eight hits and three earned runs in 7 2-3 innings. He walked just one batter, but gave up a two-run homer to Ryan Braun with two outs in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon...