Posted September 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
As has been the case for much of this season, some bad luck played a role in Cole Hamels' defeat. David Wright homered, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York's 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Hamels (8-14) lost for the first time since July 26. The left-hander entered Friday 4-0 with a 2.18 ERA in the nine starts since his last defeat. But he left after seven subpar innings, giving up six runs on 10 hits with eight strikeouts and no walks. ''Cole pitched well,'' Philadelphia interim manager Ryne Sandberg said. ''He had good stuff, but luck wasn't on his side. He adjusted after the first, but things just didn't go his way.'' Hamels was victimized by some poor pitching and some misfortune. The Phillies committed one error and couldn't make plays on some balls that went for hits, and at least two of the Mets' 10 hits were bloops. ''It&...
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