Over the first month of the 2013 MLB season, the Philadelphia Phillies have been one of the most frustrating and inconsistent teams in baseball–with Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates being the perfect example as to why.
Not only did the Phillies fail to score a single run during their 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, but once again they failed to give Cole Hamels any run support after a solid performance. Even if he did start the year off on a rocky note by allowing 13 earned runs over his first two games, Hamels has been solid his last three outings as he’s allowed just six earned runs.
As bad as it sounds–this seems to be a popular trend by the Phillies over the last couple of years when it comes to their star pitcher.
It may only be the first month of the regular season, but Philadelphia’s lack of run suppor for Hamels is already beyond frustrating and if they’re going to have any chance of competing in the NL East–they’re going to need to figure out a way to turn things around soon. With the way other teams in the division are playing so far, it’s safe to say every game is going to be important over the course of the regular season and the last thing the Phillies want to see happen is look back some of these performances by Hamels in which they could have won.
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