Hard Luck Hamels

20 Aug

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Oh how many more times can I tell this story?  The Phillies just can’t produce for Cole Hamels.  Cole did dig himself a hole getting behind in the first inning by three runs, but this offense needs to bail him out!

A ninth inning rally fell three runs short.

The Phillies still hold a 1 game lead in the Wild Card hunt and trail the Braves by 2 1/2 games in the Division.

It was a very exciting night to be at the ballpark as it was the 100th consecutive sell out.  Charlie Manuel took the microphone and addressed the crowd to thank them for their support over the past few seasons.  It’s nice that the Phillies organization does so many things to make the fans feel appreciated.  The entire team lined up behind Manuel to show their gratitude. 

_aug202.jpgI’m off for vacation this weekend so enjoy the series with the Nationals.  Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to pitch on Saturday which will be really exciting!

Side Notes –

Howard – Ryan Howard will play with Single A Lakewood tonight and then tomorrow with Triple A Lehigh Valley.  Both games are sold out.

Gilles – Phillies minor league prospect Tyson Gillies was arrested Friday morning
in Pinellas County, Fla. and charged with drug possession. According to
the St. Petersburg Times, Gillies was charged with a felony for cocaine possession.  Nice one.

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2 Responses to “Hard Luck Hamels”

  1. barbward August 20, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    I would have loved to been at last nights game. Having the team tip their caps to the fans would have been a thrill for me. Crazy huh? Bad night for Hamels but he’s having a terrific season even though it’s not reflected in his W/L count. I’m impressed with his unruffled “tude of this year. Have a great vacation. Enjoy! Barb / http://barbward.mlblogs.com

  2. raysrenegade August 20, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

    I am starting to think a few of the good pitchers in the MLB ate something wrong during Spring Training and it is effecting them all now later in the season.
    I know that is not what happened, but several of the usually dependable pitchers are going through a bit of a mid to late season crisis on the mound by giving up unsual runs early in the game.
    Starting to think there is an epidemic that needs some sort of vaccine before the playoffs begin…I think we will start with Hamels, then go from there finding a cxure.

    Rays Renegade

    http://raysrenegade.mlblogs.com

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