Hamels has been a victim of poor run support all season. (Photo: AP)
The Marlins now have 13 wins on the season. Four have come against the Phillies. After showing signs of life against some of baseball’s best teams in recent weeks, the Phils offense laid an egg on Monday night in Miami, losing 5-1 to the Marlins and again leaving an effective Cole Hamels out to dry. Alex Sanabia notched the win for the Marlins and Justin Ruggiano provided two key RBIs.
HAMELS RETURNS TO FORM
- Apart from two mistakes, Hamels, now 1-7, was dominant on Monday night. He walked none and struck out 10 Marlins in only six innings before being removed for a pinch hitter. Pitch count (89 pitches) and command (67 strikes) were not an issue, unlike recent outings. Cole has now allowed three earned runs in 20 innings against the Fish, and has received a grand total of one run from his offense.
- With the free-swinging Marcell Ozuna buried in a 1-2 hole in the first inning, Hamels decided to stick with h...