Eric Young was a thorn in Cole Hamels’s side all night. (Photo: AP)
For the second straight start, Cole Hamels was spotted a lead. And for the second straight start, he couldn’t hold it. This time, it was in a 4-3 loss to the hated Mets. Hamels continues to muddle through a very bizarre 2013. He’s gotten decent run support in his last few outings, but he just can’t seem to hold the lead. This is something that is becoming too common for a guy you look to to be the anchor of the rotation.
WHAT’S WRONG WITH COLE?
- It’s been a down year for Hamels, to say the least. Perhaps feeling the pressure of a new contract, Kid Cole just hasn’t looked his usual, dominant self. Again tonight, he wouldn’t pitch terribly. But he wouldn’t pitch great either.
-Hamels’s trouble inning came in the fifth. With runners on second and third and two outs, Eric Young came to the plate with the Phils up 3-1. Young had hit two balls sharply off Hamels in his previous at bats, including a double. A single and ...