Hamels Has Left the Building
Cole Hamels allowed seven hits and four runs in just five innings this afternoon in Game 2 of the National League Division Series.
It was a forgettable performance, but it won’t be a forgettable day. Hamels has left Citizens Bank Park to be with his wife Heidi, who is in labor. The Hamels are expecting their first child.
Joe Blanton pitched one-plus inning and J.A. Happ left the game on a line drive off his leg in the seventh. That means Manuel has used four starting pitchers in the team’s first two games, which means who exaclty starts Game 3? It could be Pedro Martinez, but we don’t expect to know until after the game at the earliest.
Can this work the rest of the series, and deeper in the postseason should the Phillies get that far?