Hamels Is Good
Cole Hamels threw seven scoreless innings this afternoon in a 3-0 victory in Atlanta. He allowed just four hits and one walk and struck out eight.
Feel free to cheer him again.
I give Hamels credit. He said the boos didn’t bother him last week. He said it’s just a sign people expect great things from him. Maybe so, but I still think it was poor form following his first start of the season. But let’s move on from that, shall we? The Phillies are 7-2. This weekend’s series against the Braves was billed as a good test against a good Braves lineup and pitching staff. Yes, Cliff Lee got beat up Friday, but the Phillies responded with two good pitching performances from Roy Oswalt and Hamels, and plenty of timely hitting.
The Phillies are spending Monday in DC before opening a three-game series against Jayson Werth and the Nationals on Tuesday.
More on that tomorrow …