Found May 20, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
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...

What Cole Hamels is Doing Differently

Cole Hamels has not looked like himself this year. After ERAs of 3.06, 2.79, and 3.05 from 2010 through 2012, Hamels now has a 4.61 ERA nine starts into this season. By itself, that doesn’t mean he’s doing anything wrong. Pitchers are vulnerable to random fluctuations and luck in nine — or even in 30 — starts. For example, take the Hamels from 2009: After the left-hander...

Gameday: Phillies (21-23) vs. Marlins (12-32)

Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) vs. Florida Marlins (12-32) LHP Cole Hamels (1-6, 4.61 ERA) v. RHP Alex Sanabia (2-6, 5.00 ERA) TIME: 7:10, Marlins Park TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: 78, mostly cloudy Media: Twitter and Facebook On Monday night in Miami, Cole Hamels will get his third crack at the Marlins lineup this year.  It has been a disappointing 2013 for the Phillies...

Durbin's Track Record & System Updates

Amaro recognizes middle relief is a weakness on the 2013 Phillies.  However, he doesn't seem in a hurry to fix it.  He demoted Raul Valdes and called up possibly a worse pitcher and BJ Rosenberg.  He continues to beat the drum for offseason free agent signing, Chad Durbin.  Claiming his track record determines he should remain for the time being.   Thing is, Durbin's...

Ruiz to DL, Howard and Adams Updates

The Philadelphia Phillies head to Miami bit will be without three key players as Carlos Ruiz heads to the disabled list while Ryan Howard and Mike Adams remain sidelined. Ruiz was diagnosed with a grade 2 hamstring pull and was placed on the 15 day DL. Humberto Quintero will replace Chooch on the roster. Howard has change in meniscus and inflammation in knee. He had a shot yesterday...

Hamels, Rollins responses show true selves

Jimmy Rollins told reporters he wasn't talking because "it's just a game." Cole Hamels didn't talk to the media as his frustration boiled over. Of the two responses, one shows part of what's wrong with the Phillies.

Phillies RHP Mike Adams Disabled, C Humberto Quintero Recalled

The Philadelphia Phillies have had to place right-handed reliever Mike Adams on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained back. To take his place on the active roster the organization has recalled catcher Humberto Quintero from their Triple-A Lehigh Valley farm club. While Quintero will provide depth at catcher, Adams has no time-table for his return, but should be back before the...

Series Preview - Florida Fishies

Philadelphia Phillies (21-23) @ Miami Marlins (12-32)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - C'mon Hamels vs. Alex SanabiaTuesday - Tyler Cloyd vs. Jose FernandezWednesday - Cliff Lee vs. Kevin Slowey *All games 7:10 start timeFishies Offense:R - 117 (dead last by 25 runs)AVG - .220 (dead last by .010)OPS - .599 (dead last by .065)The Marlins offense is potentially one of the worst in the...

Spit-Gate, Injuries and Other Depressing Phillies News

The Phillies looked like a shell of a team last night against the Miami Marlins, who are possibly the worst team in all of baseball. Leave it to the Phillies to make them look like All-Stars. Ugh. When Domonic Brown smacked a home run in the second innings, it looked like the Phils might have carried over some momentum from Sunday’s dramatic walk-off win. But that was the end of...

Tyler Cloyd Gets Start, Ryan Howard Returns As Phillies Look To Figure Out Jose Fernandez

The Phillies really, really - for a lack of words - pissed off Cole Hamels last night. After striking out 10 batters and allowing two earned runs to the Marlins through six innings, the Phillies were only able to mount one run - a Domonic Brown home run - to...

Phillies' Ryan Howard to undergo precautionary MRI on knee

For those wondering where Ryan Howard was yesterday in the Phillies' matinee against the Cincinnati Reds, he was nursing a sore knee.  The knee is sore enough that the team is sending Howard for an MRI.  He, much like teammate Carlos Ruiz, did not travel with the team after the game.  The Phillies are heading to Miami to take on the Marlins. Stephen Pianovich of

Ryan Howard Returns as Phillies Look to Fry Fish: Tonight’s Lineup

Ryan Howard is back and he hopes to lead the Philadelphia Phillies back to the win column behind Tyler Cloyd. Tonight’s lineup vs Miami.

Dramatic Walk-Off Win Gives Phillies a Series Win

I returned from my trip to the Galapagos Islands this weekend just in time to attend today’s Phillies – Reds game.  But before we get to that, check out what my little friend the Phanatic was up to on our trip to his homeland.  He visited 5 different islands, some beaches and even a distant relative, the Marine Iguana: Yes, the Phanatic and I had a lovely vacation where we...

This day in 1993: Incaviglia slam helps Schilling shut down Expos

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies going from worst to first and winning the National League pennant. All season long we will take a look back at each game of the 1993 season. Expos 3 Phillies 9 WP: Curt Schilling (5-1) LP: Chris Nabholz (3-4) Fresh off a .500 road trip with three-game stops in Atlanta and Miami, the Phillies returned...

Phillies 7, Marlins 3

Delmon Young homered and Ryan Howard added three hits and three RBIs to help carry the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-3 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Tyler Cloyd (1-0) allowed two runs and eight hits in seven innings. He was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley (International League) earlier in the day. Miami's Jose Fernandez went five innings, allowing one run...

Ruben Don't Care Who You Want Up

Don't even think you'll see Asche.... Tonight at the IronPigs game, we saw Joe Savery, Mike Stutes, and Jake Diekman all throw scoreless innings in a 14-5 win. This prompted my buddy Drew to ask why these guys are down, and B.J. Rosenberg is up. I suppose the company line...
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