Posted August 12, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cole Hamels showed in his most recent outing why the Philadelphia Phillies decided to invest in him while dealing away others during a disappointing campaign. His performances against the Miami Marlins this season haven't gone nearly as well. The left-hander looks to help end Philadelphia's five-game losing streak to the Marlins in the opener of a three-game series Monday night in Miami. Hamels dominated Atlanta on Tuesday, tossing a five-hitter without walking a batter in a 3-0 victory for his first complete game of the season. Despite reportedly flirting with the idea of dealing Hamels as well as Cliff Lee, and actually trading outfielders Hunter Pence and Shane Victorino, Philadelphia (52-62) signed Hamels to a six-year, $144 million extension July 25. The Phillies likely will miss the postseason for the first time since Hamels' rookie year of 2006. "If we just go out there and be ourselves and play the game like we know how, we can win a lot of baseball gam...
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