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Cole Hamels picks up 100th career victory against the Reds

May 17, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

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It’s fitting that Phillies starter Cole Hamels would achieve a career milestone against the team against which he debuted way back in 2006. On Saturday night,¬†Hamels picked up career victory number 100, holding the Reds to one run over seven innings on three hits and two walks while striking out ten. He also turned heads when he struck out the side in the third inning on nine pitches.

It was Hamels’ seventh attempt at the feat, having earned three losses and three no-decisions dating back to September 20 last season. He joins Steve Carlton, Robin Roberts, Pete Alexander, Chris Short, Curt Simmons, and Curt Schilling as the seven Phillies to have picked up triple digit victories in their careers, dating back to 1901.

Hamels has had a rough go of it since returning on April 23 after battling tendonitis in his left shoulder. Saturday’s outing lowers his ERA to 4.40 and he has a 34/12 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings.

  1. corky2141 - May 18, 2014 at 4:21 AM

    It’s about time. Feels like he should have hit this milestone a long time ago.

  2. zengreaser - May 18, 2014 at 4:26 AM

    If it’s possible for a former World Series MVP with a 6/$144M contract to be considered underrated then Cole is. At the very least he’s under-appreciated here in Philly. Glad to see him pick up win #100 (and get more than just a run or two of support from the offense).

  3. bleedgreen - May 18, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    His 4.4ERA this year is nothing to worry about. He’s a slow starter. Once it warms up a bit more, he turns on the juice. Happened last year and the year before also.

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