Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 5/4/14
Hamels’ early struggles hurt the Phils in their loss. (Photo: AP) In their ongoing bid to be crowned the most inconsistent team in Major League Baseball history, the Phillies followed up their feel-good 13-8 beat down of the Mets last night by losing to the same hapless team 5-4 this afternoon. A ninth inning rally would put some pressure on the Mets, but the Phils couldn’t find a way to pull it out. The loss snapped a streak of seven straight wins for the Phils at Citifield and was yet another chapter in Cole Hamels’ disappointing 2013 campaign. HAMELS IS FLAT AGAIN - Over his last three starts, Cole Hamels had posted a 1.57 ERA in 23.0 innings pitched. In his lone start at Citifield this season, he allowed one run over six innings while striking out eight. Against a dysfunctional Mets offense, there was reason for optimism with Hamels on the mound today. Unfortunately, someone forgot to tell him that. Hamels struggled right out of the gate, throwing a lot of balls and letting the...
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