Offense Backs Hamels Good Start

13 Jun

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There
have not been many constants in the Phillies game these past few weeks besides
Roy Halladay and todays pitcher Cole Hamels.  In 2008 there was no
denying that Cole was the Man.  NLDS and World Series MVP titles and a
really great looking ring.  2009 is a season Cole wants to forget… and
so do we.  I know I have moved on and today was another great implication
that Cole has, too. 

The only poor pitch Cole showed was in the second inning to Adrian Beltre with
an 0-2 count that Beltre sent flying over the Green Monster.  Cole showed
poise.  There were no signs of frustration after Jayson Werth didn’t catch
a ball that was hit right to him nor was there any sign of disgust after Hamels
walked Victor Martinez after a 15 pitch battle.  Cole stuck at it and then
retired the next 3 batters.  Fine infield play from Chase Utley and Juan
Castro backed up Cole’s performance. 

What I was looking forward to in this game was the Phillies lineup getting the
chance to have a second go at Tim Wakefield who just mystified the Phillies
with his Knuckleball.  I heard some guys talking about the Knuckleball and
they were saying if it’s high “Let it fly” and if it’s low “Let
it go.”  I don’t know if someone told the Phils that before the 4th
inning, because that’s when we did the damage.  Big hits off the bats of Howard,
Werth, Francisco, and Castro, not to forget Rauuuuuul’s two run
homer!   It was sure nice to get a “W” at Fenway since we
haven’t won there since 2004!  YIKES!

Brad Lidge notched another save.  He only gave up a run that J.C. Romero
left him with at second

TUESDAY – Our Ace Roy Halladay vs Carsten Charles Sabathia. 

Side Notes –

Utley – Ouch!  Hitless again…

J.A. Happ – Happ, who pitched for Double-A Reading, allowed six hits, four
runs, one walk and one home run in 2 1/3 innings. He struck out four and threw
57 pitches.  J.A. said he doesn’t feel that far away. 

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