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Cole Hamels pitches second straight shutout

Aug 13, 2012, 10:33 PM EDT

Jose Reyes, Cole Hamels AP

Cole Hamels went the distance against the Marlins on Monday, recording his second straight shutout after blanking the Braves last Tuesday.

Hamels, who last month agreed to a six-year, $144 million extension with the Phillies, scattered seven hits in the gem. It was his sixth career shutout.  He’s now 13-6 with a 2.91 ERA for the season.

Along with Johan Santana, Hamels is the second pitcher this year to throw shutouts in back-to-back outings. Phillies teammate Cliff Lee was the last pitcher to throw three in a row, doing so against the Marlins, Cardinals and Red Sox last June. Hamels will get the Brewers next as he tries to match Lee’s feat.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Not only was it Hamels’ back to back shutout, it was also the Feesh’s second shutout in a row. It should be mentioned that the Feesh ran themselves out of a couple of innings in the process, with some boneheaded baserunning by Jose Reyes and Justin Ruggiano. What a fascinating contrast between consistent success and inconsistent failure. That’s eighteen innings of futility for the Feesh since they scored three in the bottom of the 8th on Saturday.

    Well, I don’t want to detract any more attention from Hamels’ performance so I’ll save the rest of my spleen for ATH tomorrow morning. Nicely pitched game, CH.

  2. andyreidisfat - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:24 PM

    Get rid of Pence and Vic = Looking like the team you should have been.

    Glad the Phills will keep Cole he is a top 3 lefty along with Kershaw and the big dude in NY

    • Francisco (FC) - Aug 14, 2012 at 1:23 AM

      Don’t pin this on Pence and Vic, the bullpen was a calamitous issue early in the season with Chad Qualls an ineffective Bastardo, the likes Brian Sanches and Valdes, ugh.

      • andyreidisfat - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:18 PM

        It was just a joke guys… Sorry hard to put sarcasm on the net.

    • phillyphreak - Aug 14, 2012 at 5:51 AM

      Yea. Imagine how many games they would have won last year if they didn’t have Pence and Victorino!

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:30 PM

    but was it Old School?

    • ame123 - Aug 13, 2012 at 11:49 PM

      sometimes the joke gets old.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:53 AM

        Lord, there are unwritten rules about that too?

    • delawarephilliesfan - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM


  4. ajcardsfan - Aug 14, 2012 at 8:43 AM

    That photo was taken a great angle, it looks like the most awkward hug ever

    • delawarephilliesfan - Aug 14, 2012 at 4:28 PM

      Funny one – but still, nothing tops this for awkward

  5. em26jamie - Aug 14, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    I may be old and my memory might be going, but I think I remember a certain knuckle baller in NY who had back-to-back 1 hit shutouts this year too.

    • The Dangerous Mabry - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:04 AM

      Not quite. Don’t forget the unearned run in the ninth inning in one of those starts.

  6. andyreidisarrogantandfat - Aug 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Cole hamels =third starter in the AL. His stuff would get murdered by a lineup that could actually hit. NL is a joke. before you even start posting, I know you won the last two all-stars games and world series. Overall it is not even close. the AL is a meat grinder for pitchers. ask ryan dempster, javier vasquez, etc. few people go from al to nl and struggle. they ususally extend their careers by 3-4 years in the NL.

    • delawarephilliesfan - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:33 AM

      Imagine how empty that post would be without cliche’s……

      • andyreidisarrogantandfat - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM


    • thesportsguru7 - Aug 14, 2012 at 12:55 PM

      Trolls are gonna troll. Why not use some pitchers as examples who are even close to Cole Hamels level. Javier Vasquez, and Ryan Dempster ROFL!!

      • andyreidisarrogantandfat - Aug 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

        Dempster’s numbers were better than coles this year in the nl and he is getting destroyed in the AL. You know this man. he is on witness relocation hidng out in the nl.

      • Francisco (FC) - Aug 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM

        Yeah because those numbers are Dempster’s usual performance right? the two pitchers are not even comparable in age, makeup or ability, get a clue!

  7. br4444 - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Congrats andyreid (posted above, not the actual guy). You just won the award for most idiotic post of the day! Well done!

    • andyreidisarrogantandfat - Aug 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

      It’s good to be the best. But the truth can sometimes be painful. Nothing I have posted is incorrect. You know this man.

      • leerosenthall - Aug 14, 2012 at 4:01 PM

        Which NL team was Cole pitching against when he won the World Series MVP in ’08?

      • andyreidisarrogantandfat - Aug 14, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        do you guys really even count that world series against tampa. ouch. i guess if you win every 30 years or so you take what you can get. tampa really. come on man. if you beat the yanks, which you did not, then i would give you some credit. cole=barry zito. 2008 was a complete mirage for the phils.

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