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Cole Hamels earns league-leading 11th loss

Jun 21, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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Phillies starter Cole Hamels allowed four runs over six innings to the Mets tonight. As his offense once again failed to muster up a typical amount of run support — though three must have looked like a king’s ransom — Hamels was saddled with his Major League-leading 11th loss of the season. According to ESPN, Hamels entered the night having received the third-fewest runs of support on average at 2.75, trailing Stephen Strasburg (2.50) and Ricky Nolasco (2.53).

Hamels did not pitch particularly well tonight as he walked three and otherwise had mediocre control throughout his six innings. However, over his six previous starts in which he went 1-4, Hamels struck out 42, walked four (two intentionally), and allowed just two home runs in 37.1 innings. He was victimized by a .375 BABIP.

It’s been a weird year for the lefty. You can’t say he has pitched poorly over the course of the whole season, nor can you say he has been entirely unlucky.

  1. chill1184 - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    Hamels lacked the will to win (or whatever the latest cliche to justify the pitcher win/loss stat is)

    • recoveringcubsfan - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:30 AM

      Cole would say he’s just sticking up for Prestige Baseball, you know.

  2. flamethrower101 - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:36 PM

    This is almost sad. If Ruben Amaro Jr. is unable to comprehend that his team is not going to contend this year then he is a moron. This team needs to get younger and fast. Roy Halladay won’t be back til September (and I still stand that he should not come back at all this year to minimize the risk of reinjury; shoulder injuries are tricky) Chase Utley is injured though was playing fairly well, and Ryan Howard is a shell of his former self. He’s faded faster than A-Rod. Yes, I went there. And somebody PLEASE explain the rationale behind the Delmon Young signing!

    Cole Hamels has been a mess this year and this is nothing like what Cliff Lee went through last year. He got terrible run support but did not rack up the losses like he racked up the no-decisions. And he finished with great numbers last year. Hamels so far – not so much.

    • biasedhomer - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

      Delmon Young doesn’t walk much, which is the kind of player Amaro wants.

  3. aceshigh11 - Jun 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

    Dude’s got the WILL TO LOSE!

    YEAH, BABY!

    Um…what?

  4. schmedley69 - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    It’s hard to feel sorry for the guy. He’s such a little baby and his body language is horrible. We went through this with him in 2009, and it appeared that he had matured of the past few years, but apparently not.

    • flamethrower101 - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

      I agree. His body language doesn’t come off as very positive. Still, I think he deserves some credit for not lashing out at his teammates by now. I sure would have.

      Hope you’re watching, RAJ. Another one of your brilliant extensions taking a terrible route. Who could’ve predicted. OK, that may have been harsh as he’s been pretty good the last few years. But boy, what a collapse.

  5. riverace19 - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Maybe Hawk is right… tWtW is not there… Maybe I can trade him for Timmy

  6. riverace19 - Jun 22, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    Staked a 3 run lead against the M-E-T-S… That’s enough to win. He is a pretty boy with a huge contract whose sandbag the Phils will have to carry

  7. serbingood - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:00 AM

    Brian Cashman, what are you waiting for? Time to make a deal. He’ll fit right in!

  8. giantrobot666 - Jun 22, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    Who’d have thought anybody would have more losses than Blanton?

  9. mungman69 - Jun 22, 2013 at 3:43 AM

    Hamels will be alright?

  10. skerney - Jun 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Since 1937? Cole Hamels was right, he really is “Old School.”

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