Cole Hamels is supposed to be the Phillies ace. He was picked to start opening day. Although he has only had two starts thus far, Hamels is far from proving that he should be considered an ace this season.
In the first game of the season Hamels faced the Braves. During that game he was only able to last five innings. During those innings he gave up seven hits, three which were homeruns. For that game, Hamels ended up with an ERA of 9. That is not what you expect from your number one guy.
Everyone was expecting Cole to rebound from his last start and be sharp yesterday against the Royals. Unfortunately that did not happen. Again Hamels only last about five innings. He gave up nine hits and eight runs. One of those hits was a grand slam, which was his first time giving up one in his career.
With these two games Hamels ERA is 10.97, not something you expect to see from your number one pitcher and potential CY Young candidate. Last season, Hamels ERA total for April last year was 2.7...