Cole Hamels has pitched well in his last four starts against the Miami Marlins but hasn't been rewarded for his efforts in two matchups this season.
The Philadelphia Phillies left-hander will try again to earn a win over the Marlins for his short-handed club and avoid a career high-tying fourth consecutive defeat Monday night in Miami.
Hamels (1-6, 4.61 ERA) is 2-1 with a 1.20 ERA in his last four matchups with the Marlins but is 0-1 in his two this season despite posting a 1.93 ERA. He gave up two solo homers and two other hits over eight innings in a 2-0 home defeat May 4, and allowed one run over six innings in a game the Phillies would go on to lose 2-1 in Miami on April 13.
Hamels has one of the lowest run support averages in the NL at 3.02 but didn't help himself Wednesday by giving up five runs to Cleveland in five innings of a 10-4 loss.
"You have to go out there and execute pitches," Hamels said. "I wasn't able to do that early on."
Hamels added that he's trying to wor...