Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Phillies call up 3 more, Hamels dominates Nationals

(AP Photo/Nick Wass)
This was how games with the Nationals are supposed to go. After losing to the Nats yesterday, the Phillies got an outstanding outing from Cole Hamels, who dominated the punchless Nationals. Hamels threw 7 and 1/3rd innings of shut out ball to lead the Phillies to a 4-0 win in Washington. Cole struck out 6 Nationals, but did allow 5 hits and walked 3. Hamels earned his 12th victory of the season and upped his NL-leading innings-pitched total to 203.

The Phillies supplied just enough offense for Hamels, who has been on the wrong end of many a pitchers duel this season. Jimmy Rollins drove in a pair of runs on a pair of singles as the Phillies scored their runs the hard way: without hitting a home run.

The Phillies also called up some more reinforcements today. Pitcher Les Walrond, and infielders Mike Cervenak and Andy Tracy all re-joined the team. All three have been up with the big club this season but none have made a major impact. Expect them to only be called on in mop-up duty or as a late-inning replacement. Still no word on whether Jason Donald will join the team.

1 comment:

James Fayleez said...

July 20, 1969 – Neil Armstrong lands on the moon

November 22, 1963 – JFK Assassination

August 1, 1981 – MTV debuts

September 2, 2008 – Chris Wheeler says, “I don’t know.”