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Hamels Shuts Out Marlins in 4-0 Win

Posted by Jonathan Nisula, Mon, August 13, 2012 10:04 PM | Comments: 17
2012 Gameday, Posts

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Cole Hamels was stellar. He tossed his second straight complete game shutout, this time against yet another NL East opponent in the Marlins. He gave up six hits, one walk, and punched out five.  Here’s his line:  9.0 IP/6 H/0 R/0 ER/1 BB/5 K. Here are some other story lines from tonight’s game:

MARLINS WOES OVER?

The Phillies lost their last five against the Marlins, but snapped that streak tonight with the win.

Cole Hamels, who had three losses against the Marlins this year and a ERA in the 5′s, tossed a gem. Maybe the woes against the Marlins this year could be coming to an end.

GOOD SIGNS FROM BROWN AND PIERRE

Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. is keeping watch of Domonic Brown this year. He’s given him a spot and it looks like he may finally be on the MLB club for good. Tonight, Brown showed some good signs with two hits, a run and a walk. He also had an outfield assist.

Juan Pierre, who was losing playing time with the addition of Nate Shierholtz, was 3-5 with a triple, a run, and an RBI.

COLE. HAMELS.

I know I’ve mentioned his name a lot already, but he deserves it. He was outstanding for the second straight start. His ERA is now below 3 and is seriously looking like one of the top left-handers in MLB again. So far, that new contract of his is looking better and better. This was his 12th career complete game.

He’s never had more than two in a single season, and this is his second in a row. He did not allow an extra base hit until Giancarlo Stanton‘s double with two outs in the ninth inning. The second straight shutout extends his scoreless inning streak to 22 innings.

This man is on fire.

GAME NOTES:

The Phillies take on the Marlins again tomorrow at 7:10 with Kyle Kendrick (4-9, 4.86 ERA) taking the mound for the Phillies and Josh Johnson (7-8, 3.88 ERA) taking the mound for the Marlins.

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  • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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    COLE. HAMELS. I don’t know if that was a mistake or intentional, but I really like it.

    From now on all PN’ers should refer to the man as COLE. HAMELS.

     
  • Posts: 0 BART SHART

    Nice game. Brown looks good at the plate. Hope he hits a homer in this series. Congrats to Cole Hamels for his second- in- a -..row stellar shutout.

    Me thinks that Kyle Kendrick might dazzle them tomorrow, as well. I hope.

     
  • Posts: 0 Ryan

    “Josh Johnson taking the mound for the Phillies.”

    That had to be a Freudian slip. Regardless, I would love to see Johnson on the mound in red pinstripes tomorrow over Kendrick any day!

     
  • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

    Love that this team is fighting…

    Glad that Dom’s getting a chance to play every day; he has worked hard to improve and it shows.

    How did he get thrown out at home? Base running error or bad luck?

     
  • Posts: 45 artemis

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    Winner, winner FISH for dinner!
    Colbert Michael “Cole” Hamels was BORN to be a Phillies hall of fame pitcher!

     
  • Posts: 0 TheDipsy

    Would anyone have an objection to trying Brown in the leadoff position? He has consistently shown that he can get on base. His OBP will probably always be a .050 higher than Jimmy’s. Might be worth a thought.

    The Dipsy

     
  • Posts: 2990 Chuck A.

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    Dipsy – that’s actually not a bad thought. I don’t think Brown is ever gonna be a power hitter. So if his strength is getting on base then why not? Jimmy should not be leadoff anymore but we all know how much he will argue that he is. That’s where Charlie needs to have the balls to move him down in the order. I have a feeling, though, that as long as Charlie is the manager it will never happen.

     
  • Posts: 0 Brooks

    Brown has yet to display any power this year but, it will come.
    Hitting 2nd or 3rd in the lineup seems to fit him well, as long as he is hitting. I like Pierre leading off.

     
  • Posts: 0 Claws

    Cole Hamels has been great these past two starts. Glad to see that the former BlueClaw is living up to that contract that they gave him. Maybe this season he will be able to have three complete games.

    Also happy to see Dom Brown starting to produce, another great product of the BlueClaws. Hopefully Kendrick can figure out what is plaguing him in his starts today.

     
    • Posts: 0 Ryne Duren

      hey claws! i went to my first blueclaws game the other night! a B-day present from my two sons! last year we went to reading. totally enjoyed it! they won 2-1. great park, good food. got a chance to see kelly dugan, and franco. duffy didn’t play and niether did alther. both dugan and franc had hits. and two runners gunned out on the basepaths one at home one at third. by the same LF’er for a minute there i thought samuel was on a rehab assignment coaching third lol.

       
  • Posts: 0 Manny

    Hamels is back in the CY Young conversation…

     
    • Posts: 5190 Lefty

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      Show some respect now Manny, it’s COLE. HAMELS. from now on.

       
      • Posts: 0 Brooks

        COLE. HAMELS
        It just rolls off the fingertips!

        Thing is, do we really know what we’re going to get with Cole from start to start? Yes, he does seem to be more consistent right now but just before he signed his dream contract and even the game after he was off, way off.

        When Lee or Doc got into (notice the tense is past) a groove, you knew everytime they pitched it was going to be good or darn close to it. Can we finally start to see some of that with Cole? This is 3 games in a row, 25 innings with giving up 2 runs only… you cannot ask for much more than that. What I like best is in those 3 games, only 2 walks and 1 hr given up.

         
      • Posts: 0 schmenkman

        Brooks, I think your expectations might be too high.

        Jered Weaver has the lowest ERA in MLB. He has had games where he gave up 5, 5, and 8 runs.

        Verlander has given up 5 runs 4 times (same as Hamels).

         
  • Posts: 0 Ryne Duren

    congrates to cole on another great game! and dom brown is doing ok! a lot of you guys put up some interesting ideas on brown. i think at this point. yea leading off with a high obp is a great idea.and i also believe what chuck A says “as long as charlies the manager it will never happen”. i also agree that brown will eventually hit for power. it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    as far as him getting thrown out at home? for one thing it didn’t look like a very good slide. but that wasn’t the reason. the reason was the moron coaching third! that ball wasn’t hit very deep and samuel had no business sending him! how many guys have we seen thrown out on the basepaths this year? especially at home? yes some are the fault of stupid baserunning but gees! i hope we have a new coaching staff next year. it’s bad enough with underachieving players causing our demise. but the coaching staff has their hands in it also.

     
  • Posts: 0 Jeff

    Why is Kyle pitching. He is terrible. He was doing well in the pen. Bring up a rookie pitcher and let them see what they got.

     
 
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