Originally written May 01, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
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Ty Wigginton fist bumps Juan Samuel after driving in two runs in the fourth inning. (AP) Late hits by a slumping John Mayberry, Jr. and a scoreless three innings by the bullpen helped propel the Phillies to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Atlanta tonight.In a game in which Cole Hamels was only able to go six innings, leaving a tie ball game in his wake, the fate of the Phillies would be in the hands of their bullpen and their offense, and the two struggling units were up to the task.Hamels Battles, Bullpen Slams The Door: - Hamels was lacking his usual accuracy, and the Braves took advantage by working deep counts and forcing him into a high pitch count. All said and done, Hamels had thrown 108 pitches and worked seven three-ball counts through six. In that sixth inning, he worked himself into a one-out bases loaded jam–thanks to some shaky defense (more on that later) and a walk–with Juan Francisco at the plate, and a 2-1 lead. Hamels was able to get Francisco to sky one for a...
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