Byrd, Ruiz Lead Phillies to Series Victory

Photo Courtesy: Andrew Gillen Cole Hamels made his much anticipated debut for the Phillies last night after missing all of Spring Training and a good portion of April. Given that pitchers typically aren't expected to be at their peak just after an injury, Hamels wasn't supposed to look that great....
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Kyle Kendrick Gets The Start As Phils Look For Series Win In Los Angeles

The Phillies lost last night after winning their last three games in a row. Despite the solid effort from Cole Hamels, who made his 2014 debut last night with a 6 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 5 K line, the Phillies were unable to mount much offense against...
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AUDIO: Vin Scully tells story of how Cole Hamels met his wife

We’ve posted countless clips over the years showing what makes Vin Scully the best broadcaster in sports, and this is just the latest example. Cole Hamels was the starting pitcher against Zack Greinke in Wednesday’s Dodgers-Phillies game, so Vin got into telling the story of how Hamels met his wife, Heidi, who is a former […]
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The Dodgers spoil Cole Hamels’ return, as the Phils lose to the Dodgers, 5-3.

Cole Hamels’ return is spoiled by the Dodgers, as the Phils lose to LA, 5-2. The Dodgers took the lead in the bottom of the second as, with runners on the corners, and with nobody out, Juan Uribe hits a sacrifice fly to right, knocking in Matt Kemp, who had started the inning off with […]
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Phillies' Cole Hamels pitches six innings in first start of season

The Philadelphia Phillies saw the return of left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hamels had been out recovering from shoulder tendonitis which put him behind a month this off season.  Although the Phillies lost the game by the score of 5-2, Hamels did a good job in his first start back. As reported by Jim Salisbury of, Hamels...
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Cole Hamels wasn’t too pleased at being pulled after 86 pitches

Cole Hamels made his 2014 debut last night in Los Angeles and he pitched well, allowing two runs over six innings and tossing 86 pitches. Then Ryne Sandberg pulled him from the game. The problem: the Phillies’ bullpen sucks and last night they sucked again, allowing three runs. Another problem: after the game Hamels waxed something less-than-enthusiastic about Sandberg’s decision to yank him.
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Hamels Sharp in Debut, but Bats Silent as Phillies Fall 5-2

After outscoring the Dodgers 10-2 in the first two games of the series, the Phillies bats went silent on Wednesday night as they lost in Los Angeles 5-2. In a familiar sight, the Phillies weren’t able to give a returning Cole Hamels much run support. Hamels Sharp in Debut -Cole Hamels looked sharp in his 2014 debut. Hamels struck out Yasiel Puig in six pitches to start his season...
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Cole Hamels Returns

Cole Hamels' first batter faced in 2014 was Yasiel Puig. One thing was certain by the end of that first exchange, Hamels changeup is still fierce. The first one he threw teased the outside corner and Puig couldn’t resist. He swung over top of it, looking like Bartolo Colon (LINK). With the count 2-2, Hamels pulled the string on another changeup, striking out the first...
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Phillies @ Dodgers, April 23, 2014: Enter Hamels

As the Dodgers continue to try to figure out the Phillies, the biggest story of the series so far has been Carlos Ruiz (because of course). In two games, Ruiz has hit two doubles, a triple, and a home run and has walked twice. So far this series, he’s raised his 2014 OPS from  0.614 to 0.807. He’s raised his wRC+ from 80 to 125. Ruiz has had some decent seasons in the past...
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Gameday 21: Phillies vs. Dodgers

Philadelphia Phillies (10-10) at Los Angeles Dodgers (12-9) Starting Pitchers: PHI: LHP Cole Hamels (0-0, 0.00) vs. CHI: RHP Jeff Samardzija (3-0, 2.42) Time: 10:10, Dodger Stadium TV: Comcast Sportsnet Weather: Sunny, 70 Media: Twitter and Facebook A Note for Tonight: Cole Hamels makes his long awaited season debut tonight. What better place for Hamels to make his season debut...
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Cole Hamels Makes Season Debut Against Dodgers As Phillies Eye Series Win

While most of us have been asleep at night this week, the Phillies have been up and at 'em in Los Angeles. Taking the first two of four in Los Angeles, the Phillies will look to take the series win as they welcome back Cole Hamels (2013: 8-14, 3.60 ERA)...
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Phillies Nation, Episode 4: Lee’s Numbers, Hamels Returns

In this latest episode of Phillies Nation, Pat and Corey preview Cole Hamels’ return to the rotation. Jay Floyd has a feature on JP Crawford that you won’t want to miss. And Ryann Williams gives the guys their batters in-box questions.
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Phillies’ Cole Hamels comes off disabled list

The Philadelphia Phillies announced on Twitter today that their ace, Cole Hamels, has come off the disabled list. LHP @TheHamels has been reinstated from 15-day DL. RHP B.J. Rosenberg was optioned to @IronPigs. #Phillies — Phillies (@Phillies) April 23, 2014 Hamels missed part of spring training, and the entire 2014 season to this point, with what the Phillies called bicep tendonitis...
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Phillies Activate Hamels, Rosenberg Demoted

The Phillies made it official: LHP Cole Hamels has been activated from the 15-day DL. Hamels, 30, was battling bicep tendonitis and was behind in his Spring Training throwing program. Hamels is on track to return within the expected 2-3 week, post-Opening Day time line provided by the Phillies. RHP B.J. Rosenberg will be sent down to Lehigh Valley. Rosenberg, 28, was 1-0 with a 7...
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Cole Hamels Returns; Pig Pen Adds Another Opening Day Reliever

Some Phillies news: Cole Hamels has returned. We knew that would happen, but it occurred at the expense of one Phillies player that was on the Opening Day roster. Todd Zolecki of reports: The Phillies have reinstated LHP Cole Hamels from the 15-day DL and optioned RHP B.J. Rosenberg...
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Phillies activated LHP Cole Hamels from the 15-day disabled list

Hamels will make his season debut on Wednesday against the Dodgers. While it's not an ideal first matchup, the left-hander held a 2.12 ERA and 12/1 K/BB ratio in 17 innings during his rehab assignment and can be safely penciled into fantasy lineups from the get-go.
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Back and ready: It's Cole Hamels time

The wait is over. Cole Hamels makes his 2014 season debut Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Dodger Stadium. “I’m excited to see him,” Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said. “It’s been a while. This is the day I’ve been waiting for. I like the possibilities of this rotation and now it’s all together with everybody healthy.” Hamels became big news...
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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, April 23

Take 30 seconds and vote in our Week 4 survey (plus see survey results from Week 3)! Wednesday doesn’t give us a ton of aces, but it does give us the return of Cole Hamels! Here are some other notes about Wednesday’s probables: Justin Masterson rates 7% above average in his start against the Royals, but the Ks probably won’t be there in full Masterson glory as Kansas City...
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Philliedelphia Podcast Ep. 2: Strictly Baseball

97.5 the Fanatic Producers James Seltzer and Joe Boyle discuss the Phillies problems against the Braves and Rockies while also looking ahead to this week's matchups with the Dodgers and Diamondbacks. The guys also discuss the return of Cole Hamels, AJ Burnett's hernia, Jonathan Papelbon's "Velo" and more issues from...
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Let's Get It On- Dodgers Series Preview

Philadelphia Phillies (8-10) @ Los Angeles Dodgers (12-7)Pitching Match-Ups:Monday - Cliff Lee vs. Paul MaholmTuesday - Sports Hernia Burnett vs. Hyun-Jin RyuWednesday - Cole Hamels vs. Zack GreinkeThursday - KK vs. Dan Haren*All games at 10:10 (Eff the West Coast)Billionaires Bats:R - 81 (9th tied)AVG - .240 (19th)OPS - .711 (14th)Dee Gordon/2B runs as fast as his dad (Tom "...
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Phillies Avoid Colorado Sweep Await Hamels Return

Phillies star pitcher Cole Hamels is set to make his season debut on Wednesday in Los Angeles.  This has to be the moment that Philles start to turn their season around.  It give them 2 stud pitchers in the rotation who should start to go further into the games which will assist the struggling bullpen […]
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week 4 Two-Start Pitchers and Streamers

Week 4 brings us a loaded slate of two-start pitchers, as well as the return of Cole Hamels. Hamels was originally slated for two starts, but now he will make his 2014 debut Wednesday against the Dodgers. Hamels pitched 17 innings, striking out 12 and walking just one in his rehab starts. He’s a must-start this week. Mike Minor is also scheduled to return this week, according to...
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Looks like Cole Hamels on Wednesday in L.A.

Cole Hamels’ uniform was hanging in a locker in the visiting clubhouse at Coors Field on Friday afternoon. The left-hander will be with the Phillies this weekend and make his regular-season debut Tuesday or Wednesday night in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. “We’ll fit him in there in L.A.,” manager Ryne Sandberg said. “We're still discussing it, but as we speak we’re...
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Cole Hamels Trade Likely?

Cole Hamels will give the Philadelphia Phillies a shot in the arm Wednesday when he makes his 2014 debut against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.  Will this be the beginning of Hamels’ last season in Philadelphia? Hamels could be physically available to pitch Tuesday, but will most likely be held back until Wednesday, so he and lefty Cliff Lee don’t pitch in consecutive games. ...
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Phillies Get Smoked, Pettibone to LV, Hamels Back Wednesday?

Lots of things happened last night. -First, Jonathan Pettibone got rocked at Coors Field, not that it comes as a surprise. He put the Phillies in a 7-0 hole through two innings, and when all was said and done, the Phillies had lost 12-1. Pettibone is back at Triple-A Lehigh Valley now. He would have gone back regardless of the outcome, however if he throws a decent game at a tough...
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