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Cole Hamels did what Roy Halladay, Kyle Kendrick, Cliff Lee and Joe Blanton couldn’t do before him — won a game for the Phillies to end a four-game losing skid.Hamels pitched eight shutout innings as the Phillies won, 4-1, in the final game of a three-game home series with Washington. The Phils will now travel to St. Louis for four games.Some observations from Wednesday’s game:- The Phillies have won two games against the Nationals since last August 20, and both of them have been gems pitched by Hamels. He beat the Nats on May 6 in a game remembered more for his plunking of Bryce Harper than his eight innings of one-run baseball.- Hamels is obviously very, very good. He carried a no-hitter into the sixth and looked absolutely dominant in all but one inning.- Hamels leads the majors with seven wins.- Carlos Ruiz had three hits in his first-ever appearance in the four-hole. So it doesn’t look like his spot in the batting order will affect a swing that refuses to go cold.- In the la...
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Cole Hamels has always been a very fine pitcher. This season, however, he looks to be taking his game to another level as he enters his prime. That will make him a very, very wealthy man this offseason. A first-round pick in 2002, Hamels has only gotten better as his career has progressed, culminating this season with a league-leading seven wins. On the heels of another gem on Thursday...
Cole Hamels pitched eight scoreless innings, finishing up by retiring Bryce Harper on a grounder as the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a season-long four-game losing streak Wednesday night with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.
Hamels (7-1) didn't allow a hit until Danny Espinosa doubled with one out in the sixth. The left-hander won his seventh straight decision....
Looks closely at the photos above and tell me what you see. At first glance, you might see another typical bobblehead that looks nothing like the person it is supposed to be. The face is not very Roy Halladay, but what else is new? This lovely collectible is available for purchase at MLB.com and was brought to our attention by this Halladay fan blog. Have you figured it out yet...
Cole Hamels pitched eight innings of shutout baseball to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals.
It would not have possible if not for the defense.
In the top of the sixth, Espinosa was thrown out trying to advance on a Ryan Zimmerman single.
Hunter Pence fielded the ball, then delivered a one-hop strike to Carlos Ruiz, who blocked the plate.
Cole Hamels (credits below) Below is a list of the top 60 starting pitchers in my estimation. Sixty being the cutoff point because in a ten team mixed league most owners should probably have six pitchers they keep and start throughout most of the season. And then a bench spot or two can be used to stream pitchers. Before the top 60, let’s discuss a few stream-worthy starters...
I'm not ready to bury the last-place Phillies, but put it this way: I will not be surprised if this is the beginning of the end.
The season is little more than one-quarter complete. Your eyes can deceive you at this time of year, or, heck, even in September. The Phils actually were impressive in their 4-1 victory over the Nationals on Wednesday night -- flawless on defense,...
(A Phillies fan threw back Adam LaRoche's too little, too late HR ball in the 9th inning. Screengrab via MASN/TV)
Phillies 4, Nationals 1: Old School chicken [bleep] Cole Hamels dominates.
Nats win a series, blow yet another chance to sweep a series (we've lost count at this point). Braves lose; Nats remain in first place for at least another day.
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Washington at Philadelphia, 19:05 ET
2. Shameless Poll Situation: National Strikeouts
3. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
4. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Washington at Philadelphia, 19:05 ET
Regarding Who’s Pitching This Game
In terms of who’s...
Cole Hamels takes the mound against Edwin Jackson tonight as the last-place Phillies take on the first-place Nationals with a never-before used lineup.
Yeah, Erik puts lineups at the end, but he's too busy flipping burgers and spitting in your McCafe shake to write one today. Check this out:
Roy Halladay made a rare radio appearance today on Mad Dog Radio this morning on the Evan & Phillips show.
On the idea that he could be traded/leave the Phillies at some point:
"I want to finish my career in Philadelphia and that's really all I'm focused on at this point...I enjoy my teammates, I enjoy Philadelphia, and really this is where I want to be."...
Alright, so we realize it’s been an all-out Harper fest in these parts lately. He’s collected multiple hits in 4 out of 5 ballgames and last night he went up against Roy Halladay (a man some 15 years his senior) for the first time.
Flash back to this spring training quote:
The other day, Eckstein and Harper had a conversation about how different major league pitchers would attack...
Watching the 2012 Philadelphia Phillies is much like it was watching the 1984 Phillies so many years ago. The ’84 team was a team full of talent and a team expected to compete. But in the end, the 1984 Phillies marked the down fall of the Phillies franchise for many years. Could 2012 mark the same in Phillies history?
The parallels between the two teams are many. Both teams had...
Just another one of those games in which you'd rather throw your tv out of the window than have to watch Roy Halladay suffer another loss. Charlie Manuel posted his 80,000th lineup of the season... It wasn't one we'll be seeing in more games down the stretch.
Hector Luna, tonight's first baseman, hit a ground rule double in the bottom of the second, scoring Hunter...