Well, this wasn’t going too well for the Philadelphia Phillies at first.
For the love of all things that are good, they were being shutout in 12 straight innings by the New York Mets, going back to their last game. But one player had enough of it. That person would be Cole Hamels. Hamels drove in two runs himself, to go along with his seven solid innings.
Hamels’ final line: seven IP, nine H, two ER, one BB, eight SO on 114 pitches/80 strikes.
“Kid” Cole is flat-out dealing right now. He is 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA with 37 strikeouts in his last six starts.
The Phillies’ starting outfield for last night’s game was Pete Orr, John Mayberry and Rodger Bernadina. Yup, we all pictured that outfield for the Phils in the beginning of the year. But hey, they won the game, right? The one down side from last night’s “W”, Cody Asche, hurt his hamstring and hamstring injuries can really linger. It sucks because Asche has been very good of late. You know who else has been good? Jake Diekman. Is it to early to say that Diekman has arrived? The boy looks good.
Ethan Martin (2-2, 6.33 ERA) is set to take the bump for the Phils in the final game of the four game series. In his last start, he was pulled in the first inning, after allowing three earned runs on three hits and three walks while recording just two outs. Well, it’s all about adjustments, right? Hopefully Martin can adjust.
Martin will be facing Carlos Torres. Torres will be taking the place of Matt Harvey for the Mets. Torres is 2-2 on the season with a 2.96 ERA.