Wins haven't been easy to come by for Philadelphia's Cole Hamels, but he got the best of the New York Mets earlier this season.
Manager Terry Collins' club has generally struggled in the series of late.
Hoping to avoid becoming the majors' first 11-game loser, Hamels tries to lead the Phillies to a sixth consecutive win over the visiting Mets in Friday night's opener.
After posting double-digit wins in each of the previous six seasons, Hamels (2-10, 4.40 ERA) has had a rough go this year. The three-time All-Star, who went a career-best 17-6 in 2012, is tied with the Los Angeles Angels' Joe Blanton for the most losses in baseball.
"I'm not happy about it, because there's a reason I want to be here, and that's to win," Hamels, whose run support average of 2.97 ranks as one of the NL's lowest, told MLB's official website.
Hamels went toe-to-toe with Colorado's Jhoulys Chacin on Sunday but suffered another loss in a 5-2 defeat, allowing three runs in seven innings. Hamels, who lost...